Gorgeous Gor"geous, a. [OF. gorgias beautiful, glorious, vain, luxurious; cf. OF. gorgias ruff, neck handkerchief, and F. gorge throat, and se pengorger to assume airs. Cf. {Gorge}, n.] Imposing through splendid or various colors; showy; fine; magnificent. [1913 Webster]

Cloud-land, gorgeous land. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

Gorgeous as the sun at midsummer. --Shak. -- {Gor"geous*ly}, adv. -- {Gor"geous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • gorgeously — 1530s, from GORGEOUS (Cf. gorgeous) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gorgeously — adv. Gorgeously is used with these adjectives: ↑sunny …   Collocations dictionary

  • gorgeously — gorgeous ► ADJECTIVE 1) beautiful; very attractive. 2) informal very pleasant. DERIVATIVES gorgeously adverb gorgeousness noun. ORIGIN Old French gorgias fine, elegant …   English terms dictionary

  • gorgeously — adverb in an impressively beautiful manner the Princess was gorgeously dressed • Syn: ↑splendidly, ↑resplendently, ↑magnificently • Derived from adjective: ↑magnificent (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gorgeously — adverb see gorgeous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gorgeously — See gorgeous. * * * …   Universalium

  • gorgeously — adverb In a gorgeous manner …   Wiktionary

  • gorgeously — adv. wonderfully; sumptuously; magnificently …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gorgeously — gor·geous·ly …   English syllables

  • gorgeous — gorgeously, adv. gorgeousness, n. /gawr jeuhs/, adj. 1. splendid or sumptuous in appearance, coloring, etc.; magnificent: a gorgeous gown; a gorgeous sunset. 2. Informal. extremely good, enjoyable, or pleasant: I had a gorgeous time. [1490 1500;… …   Universalium

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