early 14c., "physical attractiveness," additionally "goodness, courtesy," from Anglo-French beute, Old French biaut
an extremely appealing or seductive looking lady
- a superb exemplory instance of its type
- the attributes that give enjoyment towards sensory faculties
- An assemblage or graces or properties pleasing on attention, the ear, the intellect, the visual professors, or perhaps the moral feeling.
- a certain grace, function, ornament, or quality; anything beautiful; since, the beauties of nature.
- an attractive individual, esp. a beautiful girl.
- current design or style; trend; style.
(n.) An assemblage or graces or properties pleasing toward eye, the ear, the intellect, the aesthetic faculty, or even the ethical good sense.
- (n.) A certain sophistication, function, decoration, or superiority; such a thing gorgeous; because, the beauties of nature.
- (letter.) An attractive person, esp. an attractive girl.
- (n.) Prevailing design or taste; trend; style.
Cosimo employed almost the last hours of his life in listening to Ficino's reading of a treatise on the highest good; while Lorenzo, in a poem on true happiness, described him as the mirror of the world, the nursling of sacred muses, the harmonizer of wisdom and beauty in complete accord.