adjective Etymology: Middle English gorgeouse, from Middle French gorgias elegant, perhaps from gorgias wimple, from gorge throat Date: 15th century splendidly or showily brilliant or magnificent Synonyms: see splendidgorgeously adverbgorgeousness noun

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gorgeous — index elegant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • gorgeous — late 15c., splendid, showy (of clothing), from M.Fr. gorgias elegant, fashionable, of unknown origin; perhaps lit. necklace (and thus fond of jewelry ), from O.Fr. gorge bosom, throat, also something adorning the throat. A connection to the Greek …   Etymology dictionary

  • gorgeous — resplendent, *splendid, glorious, sublime, superb Analogous words: luxurious, sumptuous, opulent: *showy, ostentatious, pretentious …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • gorgeous — [adj] beautiful, magnificent attractive, beaut*, bright, brilliant, centerfold*, colorful, dazzling, delightful, dream, drop dead*, easy on the eyes*, elegant, enjoyable, exquisite, fine, flamboyant, foxy*, gaudy, glittering, glorious, good… …   New thesaurus

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

  • gorgeous — [gôr′jəs] adj. [ME gorgeouse, altered < OFr gorgias, beautiful, glorious, ? akin to gorgiere, ruff for the neck < gorge: see GORGE] 1. brilliantly showy; magnificent or sumptuous; splendid 2. Informal beautiful, wonderful, delightful, etc …   English World dictionary

  • gorgeous — 01. She looked [gorgeous] standing in the park, with the snow falling down on her hair and face. 02. The Tanakas live in a [gorgeous] old apartment building near Central Park. 03. The view of the mountains was [gorgeous] as we stood on the shore …   Grammatical examples in English

  • gorgeous — [[t]gɔ͟ː(r)ʤəs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you say that something is gorgeous, you mean that it gives you a lot of pleasure or is very attractive. [INFORMAL] ...gorgeous mountain scenery... It s a gorgeous day... Some of the Renaissance buildings are… …   English dictionary

  • gorgeous — gor|geous S3 [ˈgo:dʒəs US ˈgo:r ] adj informal [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: gorgias stylish , perhaps from gorgias cloth tied around the neck , from gorge; GORGE1] 1.) extremely beautiful or attractive ▪ What do you think of my new… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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