Definition of beaut in English:

beaut

noun

informal
  • 1A particularly fine example of something.

    ‘the idea was a beaut’
    • ‘The new machine arrived Friday, and lo, what a beaut.’
    • ‘A real beaut, and delivered with wonderful timing.’
    • ‘Hiroshi was taken back, exclaiming, ‘Whoa there, where the hell did you come across this beaut?’’
    • ‘It's a beaut, and just the thing to tear even the most obsessed soccer fan away from his reading material.’
    • ‘The new disk is a real beaut, filled with 45 luscious gigabytes and spinning considerably faster than the old ones, so my system runs a load faster in its turn.’
    • ‘Plenty of varied road work ranging from motorways to the bumpy bog roads as well as a lot of urban use didn't faze this Nissan beaut.’
    • ‘One of Jumpin's live ads was for a Dodge dealership, and he described his new car: a three-toned beaut done in black, cream, and salmon.’
    • ‘I just got my first case of the first title (a way-hey-hey tome on Panther) and it's a beaut.’
    • ‘The big one (which is on the left in the first picture) is a beaut.’
    • ‘Lively and surprising are not terms often associated with the well-established New York Film Festival, but in its 42nd edition it served up many more beauts than duds.’
    • ‘Even by Wanaka property standards, tilting in their more grandiose fancies towards southern Tuscan or colonial chateaux, the house is a beaut.’
    • ‘The New Zealand minted lamb and roasted butternut squash is a total beaut.’
    • ‘It's going to be a beaut when it's done, and I'm sure the URL will be passed around among, oh, a dozen people.’
    • ‘This is to show us just how good the computer graphics are, and it's a beaut.’
    • ‘Another beaut got swiped from in front of Bell Canada, where the security camera wasn't aimed properly, so the thief got away, big surprise.’
    • ‘Fluttering her eyelashes, ‘I don't know where I got it, but isn't it a beaut?‘’
    • ‘How the movement fits into the piece as such, I cannot make out, but it's such a beaut that I won't ask questions.’
    • ‘It's somewhat disheartening that the FemBots' cast-offs earn them more money than their actual records, but MacKinnon and Poirier don't seem to mind, because they know they've just made one beaut of an album.’
    • ‘The film's punchline is also a beaut, all the more so because it's tactfully handled, and you never see it coming.’
    • ‘She might be from the Afrikaans side of our rainbow nation fence, but the person who designed this beaut shouldn't be.’
    1. 1.1 A beautiful person.
      • ‘She's a beaut, mate, but she's sending me to the poor house.’
      • ‘You know, you're real beaut when you bother to dress up.’
      • ‘She's a beaut for a while, but then Joe goes bananas.’
      • ‘Beckham is a beaut, probably England's best player, but as captain?’
      • ‘Its latest ad climaxes with a Bondi beaut emerging from the surf inquiring: ‘So where are you?’’
      • ‘As they probably don't say down Rothesay way, this Kyle was no beaut.’
      • ‘I was going with this beaut from MSNBC with Hugh on the golf course with a cigar.’

adjective

Australian, NZ
informal
  • Very good or beautiful.

    ‘a beaut view’
    • ‘The film has no shortage of beaut comic actors, nor was it light-on for plot possibilities.’
    • ‘Every time I see it I feel this beaut sense of pride that that's the country where I live.’
    • ‘I think it's important for us to stop saying to people we have these beaut new cures.’
    • ‘And some of the locals are beginning to get excited about their own beaut blokes' weekend.’
    • ‘With MacWorld Tokyo coming up, Apple is in a nice position - with its new beaut flat screen iMac selling over 220,000 units in the first three months of release.’
    • ‘Keep watching this space as we have a special colouring competition for children to help fill in the long weekend - and there is a beaut prize for the winner.’
    • ‘But I got over it quickly, reached the pub, met my beaut girl and had a lovely evening, stopping off at Thresher on the way back for a couple of up-market bottles.’
    • ‘To be honest we would recommend it because it was beaut!’
    • ‘While doing so, he'd also prepared a beaut Caribbean meal for us to have before setting out to the great tragedist's gig: golden dumplings, rice and peas, fried cod and approximately three bottles of ice-cold German Pils.’
    • ‘After what must have been some beaut disputes, a handful of river communities have agreed to a set level for duckwater and all communities are required to have a ten-year proposal by September 2001.’
    • ‘But people decided that, beaut as spaghetti was, they needed meat for the complete life.’
    • ‘We've also got an excellent quality of fish, and plenty of beaut food in the water, and as we go through the morning I'll introduce you to some of the insects and the nymphs and so forth that form the food pattern of the fish.’
    • ‘And clever software guys will write beaut ambiguity resolution algorithms that can choose the best multifrequency combinations from the signal zoo out there.’
    • ‘The CD from this band comes with good photo documentation of their beaut rogue instruments.’
    • ‘But the questions were almost puzzles, you had to work out logical answers and that was beaut, I used to love that sort of thing, it really was down my alley.’
    • ‘One of those beaut blokes who makes you think, wow, what a good guy.’
    • ‘‘Might be the last time I get to see this beaut country’ he muttered.’
    • ‘He said, ‘That's good son,’ he said, ‘that's beaut.’’
    attractive, pretty, handsome, good-looking, nice-looking, pleasing, alluring, prepossessing, as pretty as a picture
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Pronunciation

beaut

/bjuːt/