Beauty

Beau"ty

(b"t), n.;
pl. Beauties (b"tz).
[OE. beaute, beute, OF. beaut, biaut, Pr. beltat, F. beaut, fr. an assumed LL. bellitas, from L. bellus pretty. See Beau.]
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1. An assemblage of graces or properties pleasing to the eye, the ear, the intellect, the sthetic faculty, or the moral sense.
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Beauty consists of a certain composition of color and figure, causing delight in the beholder.
Locke.
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The production of beauty by a multiplicity of symmetrical parts uniting in a consistent whole.
Wordsworth.
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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.
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2. A particular grace, feature, ornament, or excellence; anything beautiful; as, the beauties of nature.
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3. A beautiful person, esp. a beautiful woman.
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All the admired beauties of Verona.
Shak.
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4. Prevailing style or taste; rage; fashion. [Obs.]
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She stained her hair yellow, which was then the beauty.
Jer. Taylor.
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Beauty spot, a patch or spot placed on the face with intent to heighten beauty by contrast.
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