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dec·o·rate

 (dĕk′ə-rāt′)
tr.v. dec·o·rat·ed, dec·o·rat·ing, dec·o·rates
1. To furnish, provide, or adorn with something ornamental; embellish.
2. To confer a medal or other honor on: was decorated for bravery.

[From Middle English decorat, made beautiful, from Latin decorātus, past participle of decorāre, to beautify, from decus, decor-, honor, ornament; see dek- in Indo-European roots.]

decorating

(ˈdɛkəˌreɪtɪŋ)
n
(Crafts) the painting or wallpapering of a room, house, etc
Translations

decorating

[ˈdekəreɪtɪŋ] N I got someone in to do the decoratingtraje a una persona para que pintara/empapelara la casa
interior decoratingdecoración f de interiores, interiorismo m

decorating

[ˈdɛkəreɪtɪŋ] n (= painting and papering) → peinture f et tapisserie f
I did a lot of the decorating myself → J'ai fait une grande partie de la peinture et de la tapisserie moi-même.

decorating

nTapezieren nt; (= painting)Streichen nt

decorating

[ˈdɛkəˌreɪtɪŋ] n to do some decoratingmettere la carta da parati (e pitturare)
References in classic literature ?
Wilson's got a scheme for driving plain window glass panes out of the market by decorating it with greasy finger marks, and getting rich by selling it at famine prices to the crowned heads over in Europe to outfit their palaces with.
I had begun to be always decorating the chambers in some quite unnecessary and inappropriate way or other, and very expensive those wrestles with Barnard proved to be.
Indeed, I recognised it as being of a Parisian design as yet little known in England; while on the tops of the stockings I laughingly suspected a border designed by a certain eccentric artist, who devotes his strange gifts to decorating with fascinating miniatures the under-world of woman.
The old toad was down under the marsh, decorating her room with rushes and yellow marigold leaves, to make it very grand for her new daughter-in-law; then she swam out with her ugly son to the leaf where Thumbelina lay.
Some private individual -- a Pentagon whose name is variously reported -- having casually discovered the constituents of the simpler colours and a rudimentary method of painting, is said to have begun decorating first his house, then his slaves, then his Father, his Sons, and Grandsons, lastly himself.
Indeed, the maidens of the island were passionately fond of flowers, and never wearied of decorating their persons with them; a lovely trait in their character, and one that ere long will be more fully alluded to.
Monsieur," said Conrart, "you yourself are in the wrong persisting in decorating yourself with the name of an Epicurean; indeed, nothing here reminds me of the doctrine of the philosopher of Gargetta.
It is true that my neighbour Chant's daughter had lately caught up the fashion of the younger clergy round about us for decorating the Communion- table--alter, as I was shocked to hear her call it one day--with flowers and other stuff on festival occasions.
She looked away at Giovanelli, who was decorating himself with his almond blossom.
He perfunctorily thrusts them into his pockets, unconsciously decorating himself with the protruding ends of the chains].
She looked at him expectantly, as if between them they were decorating a small figure of herself, and she saw him hesitating in the disposition of some bow or sash.
The little man was clothed in black velvet, with many sparkling emerald ornaments decorating his breast; but his bald head and wrinkled features made him appear more amusing than impressive.