Beauty spot
Beauty Beau"ty (b[=u]"t[y^]), n.; pl. {Beauties} (b[=u]"t[i^]z). [OE. beaute, beute, OF. beaut['e], biaut['e], Pr. beltat, F. beaut['e], fr. an assumed LL. bellitas, from L. bellus pretty. See {Beau}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An assemblage of graces or properties pleasing to the eye, the ear, the intellect, the [ae]sthetic faculty, or the moral sense. [1913 Webster]

Beauty consists of a certain composition of color and figure, causing delight in the beholder. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

The production of beauty by a multiplicity of symmetrical parts uniting in a consistent whole. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

The old definition of beauty, in the Roman school, was, ``multitude in unity;'' and there is no doubt that such is the principle of beauty. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

2. A particular grace, feature, ornament, or excellence; anything beautiful; as, the beauties of nature. [1913 Webster]

3. A beautiful person, esp. a beautiful woman. [1913 Webster]

All the admired beauties of Verona. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. Prevailing style or taste; rage; fashion. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

She stained her hair yellow, which was then the beauty. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

{Beauty spot}, a patch or spot placed on the face with intent to heighten beauty by contrast. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • beauty spot — n. 1. a tiny black patch applied to the face or back to emphasize the beauty or whiteness of the skin: a former fashion among women 2. BEAUTY MARK 3. any place noted for its beauty …   English World dictionary

  • beauty spot — n BrE 1.) a place in the countryside which is famous because it is very pretty ▪ Guests will be able to visit some of the local beauty spots. 2.) a small dark mark on a woman s face used when you think it is attractive American Equivalent: beauty …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • beauty spot — beauty ,spot noun count BRITISH 1. ) a beautiful place in the countryside that attracts tourists 2. ) a BEAUTY MARK …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • beauty spot — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms beauty spot : singular beauty spot plural beauty spots 1) a beautiful place in the countryside that attracts tourists 2) British a small dark spot on the skin. The American word is beauty mark …   English dictionary

  • beauty spot — 1. a tiny, molelike patch worn, usually on the face, as to set off the fairness of the skin. 2. a mole or other dark mark on the skin. 3. a place of exceptional scenic or architectural beauty: Montserrat is the beauty spot of the islands. [1650… …   Universalium

  • beauty spot — /ˈbjuti spɒt/ (say byoohtee spot) noun 1. a patch worn on the face or elsewhere to set off the fairness of the skin. 2. a mole or other trifling mark on the skin. 3. a place of scenic beauty. 4. any spot, place, or feature of especial beauty …   Australian English dictionary

  • beauty spot — noun a) A birthmark, especially on a woman. b) A place noted for its natural beauty …   Wiktionary

  • beauty spot — noun (C) 1 a beautiful place in the countryside 2 BrE a small dark mark on a woman s skin; beauty mark AmE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • beauty spot — beau′ty spot n. 1) a mole or other dark mark on the skin 2) clo patch I, 9) • Etymology: 1650–60 …   From formal English to slang

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