Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “beauty”

See all translations

beauty

noun
 
 
/ˈbjuːti/
QUALITY [U] B1 the quality of being beautiful: The whole area is famous for its natural beauty. a beauty contest (= competition to find the most beautiful woman) Beauty and attractiveness
the beauty of sth the quality that makes something especially good or attractive: The beauty of the plan is that it won't cost anything.Useful or advantageousExtremely good
a beauty product/treatment a product or treatment to make you more beautifulBeauty treatments
EXCELLENT THING [C] informal something that is an excellent example of its type: That last goal was a beauty.Good and excellent things
WOMAN [C] old-fashioned a beautiful womanSexually attractive people
(Definition of beauty from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “beauty” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More