beauty vs smasher what difference

what is difference between beauty and smasher

English

Etymology

From Middle English bewty, bewte, beaute, bealte, from Anglo-Norman and Old French beauté (early Old French spelling biauté), from Vulgar Latin *bellitās (beauty), from Latin bellus (beautiful, fair); see beau. In this sense, mostly displaced native Old English fæġernes, whence Modern English fairness.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbjuːti/
    • (US) IPA(key): [ˈbjuɾi]
  • (Norfolk) IPA(key): /ˈbuːti/
  • (Norfolk) Homophone: booty
  • Rhymes: -uːti

Noun

beauty (countable and uncountable, plural beauties)

  1. The quality of being (especially visually) attractive, pleasing, fine or good-looking; comeliness.
    • 1900, Charles W. Chesnutt, The House Behind the Cedars, Chapter I,
      Warwick’s first glance had revealed the fact that the young woman was strikingly handsome, with a stately beauty seldom encountered.
    • 1988, “… beauty and recollection, like danger, glamour, greed, hunger- everything but disappointment and desire- were concepts belonging to other people.” –Second Son, Robert Ferro
  2. Someone who is beautiful.
    Brigitte Bardot was a renowned beauty.
  3. Something that is particularly good or pleasing.
    What a goal! That was a real beauty!
  4. An excellent or egregious example of something.
    He got into a fight and ended up with two black eyes – two real beauties!
  5. (with the definite article) The excellence or genius of a scheme or decision.
    The beauty of the deal is it costs nothing!
  6. (physics, obsolete) A beauty quark (now called bottom quark).
  7. Beauty treatment; cosmetology.
  8. (obsolete) Prevailing style or taste; rage; fashion.
    • 1653, Jeremy Taylor, Twenty-five Sermons preached at Golden Grove; being for the Winter Half-year, “The Marriage Ring”
      She stained her hair yellow, which was then the beauty.
  9. (archaic, in the plural) Beautiful passages or extracts of poetry.

Usage notes

  • Adjectives often applied to “beauty”: natural, great, real, physical, exotic, inner, spiritual, strange, divine, visual, heavenly, intellectual, facial, attractive, sensuous, sensual, seductive, musical, austere, alluring, mathematical, geometric, astounding, bodily, pictorial.

Synonyms

  • (property, quality): good-lookingness, gorgeousness, inspiration, loveliness, see Thesaurus:beauty
  • (someone who is beautiful): belle, looker, good looker, see Thesaurus:beautiful person or Thesaurus:beautiful woman
  • (something pleasing): gem, jewel

Antonyms

  • (property, quality): repulsiveness, homeliness, ugliness

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Cebuano: byuti

Translations

See also

  • usefulness

Interjection

beauty

  1. (Canada) Thanks!
  2. (Canada) Cool!
    It’s the long weekend. Beauty!

Adjective

beauty (comparative more beauty, superlative most beauty)

  1. (Canada) Of high quality, well done.
    He made a beauty pass through the neutral zone.

Verb

beauty (third-person singular simple present beauties, present participle beautying, simple past and past participle beautied)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To make beautiful.

Further reading

  • beauty in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • beauty in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from English beauty.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbjuː.ti/
  • Hyphenation: beau‧ty

Noun

beauty f (plural beauty’s, diminutive beauty’tje n)

  1. A beauty, looker, beautiful person
  2. A beautiful other creature or thing
  3. Human beauty, as the object or goal of cosmetics etc.

Synonyms

  • schoonheid
  • (beautiful thing only): juweeltje n, prachtexemplaar n


English

Etymology

smash +‎ -er

Pronunciation

Noun

smasher (countable and uncountable, plural smashers)

  1. Something that, or someone who, smashes.
    1. (mining, historical) A person employed to break up waste rock.
  2. (slang) An attractive person (see also smashing).
  3. (slang, dated) Anything very large or extraordinary; a whopper.
  4. (Britain, slang, obsolete) One who passes counterfeit coins.
  5. (Britain, lang, obsolete) The counterfeit money itself.

Derived terms

  • atom smasher

Anagrams

  • Harmses, marshes, mashers, shamers, shmears

French

Etymology

smash +‎ -er, a calque of English to smash

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sma.ʃe/

Verb

smasher

  1. (tennis) to smash

Conjugation

Further reading

  • “smasher” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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