beau monde


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beau monde

 (bō mŏnd′, môNd′)
n. pl. beaux mondes (bō môNd′) or beau mondes (bō mŏndz′)
The world of fashionable society.

[French : beau, good + monde, world, society.]

beau monde

(ˈbəʊ ˈmɒnd; French bo mɔ̃d)
n
the world of fashion and society
[C18: French, literally: fine world]

beau monde

(ˈboʊ ˈmɒnd, ˈmɔ̃d)
n.
the fashionable world; high society.
[1705–15; < French: literally, fine world]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beau monde - the fashionable elitebeau monde - the fashionable elite    
Four Hundred - the exclusive social set of a city
elite, elite group - a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status
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It has also found out that they will entertain a brilliant and distinguished circle of the ELITE of the BEAU MONDE (the fashionable intelligence is weak in English, but a giant refreshed in French) at the ancient and hospitable family seat in Lincolnshire.
Yet there were two or three small airless houses at the entrance end of Mews Street, which went at enormous rents on account of their being abject hangers-on to a fashionable situation; and whenever one of these fearful little coops was to be let (which seldom happened, for they were in great request), the house agent advertised it as a gentlemanly residence in the most aristocratic part of town, inhabited solely by the elite of the beau monde.
C'est donc tout ce beau monde qui va pousser un grand ouf de soulagement si Kim Jong-un confirme ses bonnes intentions.
In the meantime, she is based in the family-owned Le Beau Monde Salon along General Maxilom Avenue in Cebu City.
Tout ce beau monde se mettait A pied d'oeuvre pour sortir la citA@ martyr de ses dA@combres et de la reconstruire de fond en comble.
Organise a la salle de spectacles de la Maison de la culture Mouloud Mammeri de Tizi-Ouzou, le spectacle qui a draine un beau monde, vise a aider l'enfant dans l'espoir de retrouver une sante et une vie normal.
Eighteenth-century caricatures and newspapers frequently mocked the beau monde as shallow, frivolous, and ridiculous.
Chris Williams, the man behind nights like Voodoo at Riverside and Beau Monde at Bonbar, will star in ITV2's Love Island, which returns to television after a decade this Sunday.
com)-- Rachel Walters, a senior stylist at Salon Du Beau Monde, has accepted the salon's new position of artistic director.
Even adding untitled but fashionable gentry to the mix, it has been estimated that the fashionable world of Austen's time--the beau monde or ton--"can be roughly estimated as consisting of a few hundred individuals in any one year, and most probably no more than three or four thousand over the [eighteenth)] century as a whole" (Grieg 19).
Sanna Visser s most recent position was publisher of the Glossy cluster, with brands such as Grazia, Marie Claire, Nouveau and Beau Monde.