beauty ( beauties plural )
1 n-uncount Beauty is the state or quality of being beautiful.
...an area of outstanding natural beauty..., Everyone admired her elegance and her beauty.
2 n-count A beauty is a beautiful woman. (JOURNALISM)
She is known as a great beauty.
3 n-count You can say that something is a beauty when you think it is very good.
INFORMAL The pass was a real beauty, but the shot was poor.
4 n-count The beauties of something are its attractive qualities or features.
LITERARY usu pl, with supp
He was beginning to enjoy the beauties of nature.
5 adj Beauty is used to describe people, products, and activities that are concerned with making women look beautiful.
Additional beauty treatments can be booked in advance.
6 n-count If you say that a particular feature is thebeautyof something, you mean that this feature is what makes the thing so good. usu the N of n
(=advantage) There would be no effect on animals<endash>that's the beauty of such water-based materials.
beauty contest ( beauty contests plural ) A beauty contest is a competition in which young women are judged to decide which one is the most beautiful. n-count
beauty pageant ( beauty pageants plural ) A beauty pageant is the same as a beauty contest.
beauty parlour ( beauty parlours plural )
in AM, use beauty parlor A beauty parlour is a place where women can go to have beauty treatments, for example to have their hair, nails or make-up done. n-count
beauty queen ( beauty queens plural ) A beauty queen is a woman who has won a beauty contest. n-count
beauty salon ( beauty salons plural ) A beauty salon is the same as a beauty parlour. n-count
beauty shop ( beauty shops plural ) A beauty shop is the same as a beauty parlour.
beauty spot ( beauty spots plural )
1 n-count A beauty spot is a place in the country that is popular because of its beautiful scenery.
The Valley of Vinales is a lush and fertile valley and one of Cuba's finest beauty spots.
2 n-count A beauty spot is a small, dark spot on the skin which is supposed to add to a woman's beauty.