from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Dazzlingly beautiful or magnificent: wore a gorgeous Victorian gown.
- adj. Characterized by magnificence or virtuosic brilliance: the pianist's gorgeous technique.
- adj. Informal Wonderful; delightful.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. very beautiful.
- adj. Very enjoyable, pleasant, tasty etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Imposing through splendid or various colors; showy; fine; magnificent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sumptuously adorned; superbly showy; resplendent; magnificent.
- Inclined to splendor; given to gorgeousness.
- Synonyms Superb, brilliant, dazzling; rich, costly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. dazzlingly beautiful
Middle English gorgeouse, probably from Old French gorgias, jewelry-loving, elegant, from gorge, throat; see gorge.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Early Modern English gorgious, gorgeouse, from Middle French gorgias ("elegant, fashionable"), from Old French gourgias, gorgias ("gorgeous, gaudy, flaunting, gallant, fine"), of uncertain formation, but apparently connected with Old French gorgias ("a gorget, ruffle for the neck"), from Old French gorge ("bosom, throat"); see gorge. Sense evolution was probably that of "swelling of the throat or bosom due to pride, bridling up" to "assume an air of importance, flaunting". (Wiktionary)