to make or become beautiful.
It preserves and beautifies the teeth, arrests decay, and induces a healthy action in the gums.
Mrs. Hale’s Receipts for the Million Sarah Josepha Hale
Is it possible for a woman to be insensible to anything that beautifies her?
Sister Anne (Novels of Paul de Kock, Volume X) Charles Paul de Kock
It is the quickening spirit which beautifies the form, and draws unto itself the excellences of nature.
Child and Country Will Levington Comfort
This palm towers in every forest grove and beautifies every island in the rivers.
Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
For we need not more the Wares and Fabrics than the skill which fashions and the taste which beautifies them.
Glances at Europe Horace Greeley
With her gift of song she beautifies church, home, charity, and society.
News Writing M. Lyle Spencer
The despoilers of all that beautifies and hallows life had desecrated the altar, and denied the God!
Zanoni Edward Bulwer Lytton
The rainbow, which beautifies the sky after showers, is round.
Prairie Smoke (Second Edition, Revised) Melvin Randolph Gilmore
They have no hair whatever on their bodies, but they have very long black hair, especially the women, which beautifies them.
The Letters of Amerigo Vespucci Amerigo Vespucci
It beautifies and glorifies the individual, and makes him worthy of redemption.
What a Young Husband Ought to Know Sylvanus Stall
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
to make or become beautiful
mid-15c., “to make beautiful,” from beauty + -fy. Intransitive sense, “to become beautiful,” is recorded from 1590s. Related: Beautified; beautifying.
having beauty; possessing qualities that give great pleasure or satisfaction to see, hear, think about, etc.; delighting the senses or mind: a beautiful dress; a beautiful speech. excellent of its kind: a beautiful putt on the seventh hole; The chef served us a beautiful roast of beef. wonderful; very pleasing or satisfying. the concept of […]
- Beautiful gate
beautiful gate the name of one of the gates of the temple (Acts 3:2). It is supposed to have been the door which led from the court of the Gentiles to the court of the women. It was of massive structure, and covered with plates of Corinthian brass. Historical Examples “Rise up and walk,” said […]
- Beautiful people
(often initial capital letters) wealthy or famous people, often members of the jet set, who mingle in glamorous social circles and who, because of their celebrity, often establish trends or fashions. Contemporary Examples beautiful people and vehicles abound and the staff operates as flawlessly as any I’ve seen. Gal With a Suitcase Jolie Hunt July […]
- Beautiful people, the
beautiful people, the noun phrase People who are fashionable, wealthy, admired for style and opulence, etc; the JET SET (1960s+)