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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gorgeous \Gor"geous\, a. [OF. gorgias beautiful, glorious, vain, luxurious; cf. OF. gorgias ruff, neck handkerchief, and F. gorge throat, and se pengorger to assume airs. Cf. Gorge, n.] Imposing through splendid or various colors; showy; fine; magnificent. [1913 Webster] Cloud-land, gorgeous land. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster] Gorgeous as the sun at midsummer. --Shak. -- Gor"geous*ly, adv. -- Gor"geous*ness, n. [1913 Webster]