Dictionary/Encyclopedia

I decided to make this small section just for fun, to add words and references in and about Beauty and the Beast. This used to be a separate section with its own layout, but I've decided to combine it with the main webpage. If you would like you may submit a definition or word and it will be added here.

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Babette The feather duster/maid in the Castle. Love of Lumiere. [Submitted by India].

Belle The heroine of Beauty and the Beast. Her father encounters the enchanted castle, she trades her freedom for his, and in the process of living with Beast falls in love with him. Is unique in the village for her love of reading. Age is unknown. Breaks the enchantment upon the castle, inhabitants of the castle, and the Beast when she confesses her love for him.

Beast A prince turned into a beast by an enchantress. Because of his selfishness and unkindness, she transforms him into a beast unless he learnes to love and earns that person's love in return. Imprisons Maurice, Belle's father and releases him when Belle exchanges her life for Maurice's. Very easily angered, but falls in love with Belle and lets her go because of his love for her. Is wounded by Gaston and does not fight back until Belle returns. Is saved by Belle and her love for him, and transforms back into a Prince.

Bimbettes The girls who follow Gaston around. [Submitted by India]. Three similar looking girls (probably triplets) with blond hair and similar features, except for the colors of their dresses. One wears Green, one wears Red, and one wears a gold/yellow/mustard type of color. These girls swoon over Gaston and cannot believe that Belle does not like him as well.

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Capitulate In the stage theatre version of Beauty and the Beast, this word is used. It means to surrender unconditionally or on stipulated terms. [Submitted by Trudi].

Chip The young teacup son of Mrs. Potts. A very kind and curious young little boy. Follows Belle after she is released by Beast and is able to release Belle and Maurice when they are locked up by Gaston in their cellar/basement by using Maurice's wood-chopping invention. By doing so, allows Belle to get to Beast in time. Is a little hero.

Cogsworth The head of the household. Transformed into a mantle clock. Best friend to Lumiere. Very strict with rules.

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Enchanted Rose The rose offered to the Prince in exchange for shelter by the Enchantress. It would bloom until the Prince's twenty-first year.

Enchantress Disguises herself as an old woman and offers the Prince a rose in return for shelter. Transforms Prince into Beast and places a spell/enchantment on the castle, turning the inhabitants into household objects.

Expectorating During the song "Gaston", after LeFou mentions that Gaston is very good at spitting, Gaston sings, "I'm especially good at expectorating! Ptooey!" and spits. Expectorating means to eject or expel matter, as phlegm, from the throat or lungs by coughing or hawking and spitting; to spit. [Submitted by Trudi].

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Gaston The villain of the movie. Friend to LeFou. Loved by Bimbettes. Desires Belle for his wife. Jealous of Beast. Tries to get Belle to marry him at any cost; hires Monsieur D'Arque to lock up Belle's father Maurice. Wants to kill Beast because he realizes Belle has feelings for him.

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Obtuse In the stage theatre version of Beauty and the Beast, this word is used. It has several meanings, among them being not sensitive or observant, round at the extremity, and indistinctly felt or perceived, as pain or sound. [Submitted by Trudi].

Primeval Belle tells Gaston he is positively primeval because of his thoughts that women should not read, because soon they start getting ideas, and thinking. Primeval means "of or relating to the earliest ages (as of the world or human history) ancient, primitive". Gaston is primitive in this way of thinking to Belle because these are the kinds of thoughts that were thought more often in previous, ancient and primitive periods.

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Rendezvous In the stage theatre version of Beauty and the Beast, this word is used. It means an agreement between two or more persons to meet at a certain time and place or a meeting itself. [Submitted by Trudi].