The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Beauty \Beau"ty\ (b[=u]"t[y^]), n.; pl. Beauties
(b[=u]"t[i^]z). [OE. beaute, beute, OF. beaut['e], biaut['e],
Pr. beltat, F. beaut['e], fr. an assumed LL. bellitas, from
L. bellus pretty. See Beau.]
1. An assemblage of graces or properties pleasing to the eye,
the ear, the intellect, the [ae]sthetic faculty, or the
Beauty consists of a certain composition of color
and figure, causing delight in the beholder.
The production of beauty by a multiplicity of
symmetrical parts uniting in a consistent whole.
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.
2. A particular grace, feature, ornament, or excellence;
anything beautiful; as, the beauties of nature.
3. A beautiful person, esp. a beautiful woman.
All the admired beauties of Verona. --Shak.
4. Prevailing style or taste; rage; fashion. [Obs.]
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.