1. An assemblage or graces or properties pleasing to the eye, the ear, the intellect, the aesthetic faculty, or the moral sense. Beauty consists of a certain composition of colour and figure, causing delight in the beholder. (Locke) The production of beauty by a multiplicity of symmetrical parts uniting in a consistent whole. (Wordsworth) 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)
4. Prevailing style or taste; rage; fashion. She stained her hair yellow, which was then the beauty. (Jer. Taylor) beauty spot, a patch or spot placed on the face with intent to heighten beauty by contrast.