Definition of Ornament

1. Noun. Something used to beautify.




2. Verb. Make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.. "They ornament the halls with holly"; "Beautify yourself for the special day"

3. Verb. Be an ornament to. "Stars ornamented the Christmas tree"
Related verbs: Adorn, Beautify, Decorate, Embellish, Grace
Generic synonyms: Adorn, Beautify, Deck, Decorate, Embellish, Grace
Derivative terms: Ornamentation

Definition of Ornament

1. n. That which embellishes or adorns; that which adds grace or beauty; embellishment; decoration; adornment.

2. v. t. To adorn; to deck; to embellish; to beautify; as, to ornament a room, or a city.

Definition of Ornament

1. Noun. An element of decoration. ¹

2. Noun. A Christmas tree decoration ¹

3. Noun. (music) A musical flourish that are unnecessary to the overall melodic or harmonic line, but serve to decorate or "ornament" that line. ¹

4. Verb. To decorate. ¹

5. Verb. To add to. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ornament

1. to decorate [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: decorate

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ornament

orles
orling
orlings
orlistat
orlons
orlop
orlop deck
orlops
orlymanite
ormer
ormering
ormers
ormolu
ormolus
orn
ornament (current term)
ornamental
ornamentalism
ornamentalist
ornamentally
ornamentals
ornamentation
ornamentations
ornamented
ornamenter
ornamenters
ornamenting
ornaments
ornate
ornate horned toad

Literary usage of Ornament

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"The appearance may be the result of peculiarity of configuration, or of ornament alone, or of both conjointly; but, in whatever way produced, ..."

2. Advertising, Its Principles and Practice by Harry Tipper, Harry Levi Hollingworth, George Burton Hotchkiss, Frank Alvah Parsons (1919)
"CHAPTER XXVI ornament Defined ornament The term ornament is applied to ... The aim of ornament is to strengthen or define structural lines and to add beauty ..."

3. The Stones of Venice by John Ruskin (1873)
"And we have now, therefore, to make these three inquiries in succession: first, what we like, or what is the right material of ornament; then how we are to ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"ornament (Lat. ornare, to adorn), in decorative art, that element which adds an embellishment of beauty in detail. ornament is in its nature accessory, ..."

5. American Anthropologist by American Anthropological Association (1890)
"ON THE EVOLUTION OF ornament—AN AMERICAN LESSON. BY WH HOLMES. Much has been written upon that ever fascinating topic—the evolution of ornament. ..."

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