Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » H » Handkerchief ... Hanging Geranium

HANDSOME

Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does handsome mean? 

HANDSOME (adjective)
  The adjective HANDSOME has 2 senses:

1. pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
2. given or giving freely

  Familiarity information: HANDSOME used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HANDSOME (adjective)


Sense 1handsome [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion

Synonyms:

better-looking; fine-looking; good-looking; handsome; well-favored; well-favoured

Context examples:

a fine-looking woman / a good-looking man / better-looking than her sister / very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome / our southern women are well-favored

Similar:

beautiful (delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration)


Sense 2handsome [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Given or giving freely

Synonyms:

giving; bountiful; bounteous; bighearted; openhanded; freehanded; handsome; liberal; big

Context examples:

was a big tipper / the bounteous goodness of God / bountiful compliments / a freehanded host / a handsome allowance / Saturday's child is loving and giving / a liberal backer of the arts / a munificent gift / her fond and openhanded grandfather

Similar:

generous (willing to give and share unstintingly)


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Cider on beer, never fear; beer upon cider, makes a bad rider." (English proverb)

"When the poor man is burried, the large bell of the parish is silent" (Breton proverb)

"Old habits die hard" (Arabic proverb)

"Those who had some shame are dead." (Egyptian proverb)

Page delivered in 0.1117 seconds




AudioEnglish Definitions... Just One Click Away!
Now you can lookup any word in our dictionary, right from the search box in your browser! Click here to add the AudioEnglish.org dictionary to your list of search providers.


Dictionary: go up
Dictionary: go down


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other popular searches: