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dec·o·ra·tion

 (dĕk′ə-rā′shən)
n.
1. The act, process, technique, or art of decorating.
2. Something used to decorate.
3. An emblem of honor, such as a medal or badge.

decoration

(ˌdɛkəˈreɪʃən)
n
1. an addition that renders something more attractive or ornate; adornment
2. the act, process, or art of decorating
3. (Military) a medal, badge, etc, conferred as a mark of honour

dec•o•ra•tion

(ˌdɛk əˈreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. something used for decorating; adornment; embellishment.
2. the act of decorating.
3. a badge, medal, etc., conferred and worn as a mark of honor.
[1575–85; < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decoration - something used to beautifydecoration - something used to beautify    
artefact, artifact - a man-made object taken as a whole
adornment - a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness
arabesque - an ornament that interlaces simulated foliage in an intricate design
architectural ornament - (architecture) something added to a building to improve its appearance
beading, beadwork - ornamentation with beads
bow - a decorative interlacing of ribbons
brass - an ornament or utensil made of brass
centerpiece, centrepiece - something placed at the center of something else (as on a table)
Christmas tree - an ornamented evergreen used as a Christmas decoration
cockade - an ornament (such as a knot of ribbon or a rosette) usually worn on the hat
pattern, design, figure - a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors"
embellishment - a superfluous ornament
finial - an ornament at the top of a spire or gable; usually a foliated fleur-de-lis
floral arrangement, flower arrangement - a decorative arrangement of flowers
gimcrack, gimcrackery, falderol, folderal, nonsense, trumpery, frill - ornamental objects of no great value
gargoyle - an ornament consisting of a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal
garnish - any decoration added as a trimming or adornment
graffiti, graffito - a rude decoration inscribed on rocks or walls
hanging, wall hanging - decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window; "the cold castle walls were covered with hangings"
hood ornament - an ornament on the front of the hood of a car emblematic of the manufacturer
encrustation, incrustation - a decorative coating of contrasting material that is applied to a surface as an inlay or overlay
inlay - a decoration made by fitting pieces of wood into prepared slots in a surface
decor, interior decoration - decoration consisting of the layout and furnishings of a livable interior
pommel, knob - an ornament in the shape of a ball on the hilt of a sword or dagger
lunula - a crescent-shaped metal ornament of the Bronze Age
moulding, molding - a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing
nailhead - something resembling the head of a nail that is used as an ornamental device
necklet - decoration worn about the neck (fur piece or tight necklace) as an ornament
overlay - a layer of decorative material (such as gold leaf or wood veneer) applied over a surface
rosemaling - a Scandinavian style of carved or painted decoration (as on furniture or walls or dinnerware) consisting of floral motifs
set decoration - a decoration used as part of the set of a theatrical or movie production
sgraffito - a ceramic or mural decoration made by scratching off a surface layer to reveal the ground
volute, spiral - ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center
sprig - an ornament that resembles a spray of leaves or flowers
rivet, stud - ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt)
fin, tail fin, tailfin - one of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile
tinsel - a showy decoration that is basically valueless; "all the tinsel of self-promotion"
tracery - decoration consisting of an open pattern of interlacing ribs
wind bell, wind chime - a decorative arrangement of pieces of metal or glass or pottery that hang together loosely so the wind can cause them to tinkle
garnish - something (such as parsley) added to a dish for flavor or decoration
2.decoration - an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other eventdecoration - an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
accolade, honor, laurels, honour, award - a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"
Congressional Medal of Honor, Medal of Honor - the highest U.S. military decoration awarded for bravery and valor in action `above and beyond the call of duty'
Distinguished Service Medal - a United States military decoration for meritorious service in wartime duty of great responsibility
Distinguished Service Cross - a United States Army decoration for extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy
Navy Cross - a United States Navy decoration for extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy
Distinguished Flying Cross - a United States Air Force decoration for heroism while participating in an aerial flight
Air Medal - a United States Air Force decoration for meritorious achievement while participating in an aerial flight
Silver Star, Silver Star Medal - a United States military decoration for gallantry in action
Bronze Star, Bronze Star Medal - a United States military decoration awarded for meritorious service (except in aerial flight)
Order of the Purple Heart, Purple Heart - a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in action
Oak Leaf Cluster - a United States military decoration consisting of bronze or silver oak leaves and acorns awarded to anyone who has won a given medal before
Victoria Cross - a British military decoration for gallantry
Distinguished Conduct Medal - a British military decoration for distinguished conduct in the field
Distinguished Service Order - a British military decoration for special service in action
Croix de Guerre - a French military decoration for gallantry
Medaille Militaire - a French military decoration
3.decoration - the act of decorating something (in the hope of making it more attractive)
change of state - the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
adornment - the action of decorating yourself with something colorful and interesting
embellishment, ornamentation - the act of adding extraneous decorations to something
window dressing - the decoration of shop windows
trimming - the act of adding decoration; "the children had to be in bed before it was time for the trimming of the tree"
tessellation - the act of adorning with mosaic
figuration - decorating with a design
tattoo - the practice of making a design on the skin by pricking and staining
titivation, tittivation - sprucing up; making decorative additions to
marking - the act of making a visible mark on a surface

decoration

noun
1. adornment, trimming, garnishing, enhancement, elaboration, embellishment, ornamentation, beautification He played a part in the decoration of the tree.
2. ornament, trimmings, garnish, frill, scroll, spangle, festoon, trinket, bauble, flounce, arabesque, curlicue, furbelow, falderal, cartouch(e) We were putting the Christmas decorations up.
3. medal, award, order, star, colours, ribbon, badge, emblem, garter He was awarded several military decorations.

decoration

noun
2. An emblem of honor worn on one's clothing:
Translations
تَزْيينزينَه
vymalovánívytapetovánívýzdoba
indretningpyntudsmykning
koristekoristelukunniamerkki
dekorációfestéstapétázás
skrautskreyting
tapetovanie
odlikovanjeokras
dekoration

decoration

[ˌdekəˈreɪʃən] N
1. (= act) → decoración f
2. (= ornament) → adorno m
3. (= medal) → condecoración f

decoration

[ˌdɛkəˈreɪʃən] n
(= adornment) → décoration f
for decoration → en guise de décoration
[room] → décoration f d'intérieur; [cake] → décoration f Christmas decorations
(= military honour) → décoration f

decoration

n
(of cake, hat)Verzierung f; (of street, building, Christmas tree)Schmücken nt; (of room)Tapezieren nt; (= painting)(An)streichen nt; (for special occasion) → Dekoration f
(= ornament, on cake, hat etc) → Verzierung f; (on Christmas tree, building, in street) → Schmuck m no pl; Christmas decorationsWeihnachtsdekorationen plor -schmuck m; interior decorationInnenausstattung f; his secretary is just for decorationseine Sekretärin ist nur zur Dekoration da
(Mil) → Dekoration f, → Auszeichnung f

decoration

[ˌdɛkəˈreɪʃn] ndecorazione f
Christmas decorations → decorazioni natalizie

decorate

(ˈdekəreit) verb
1. to add some kind of ornament etc to (something) to make more beautiful, striking etc. We decorated the Christmas tree with glass balls.
2. to put paint, paper etc on the walls, ceiling and woodwork of (a room). He spent a week decorating the living-room.
3. to give a medal or badge to (someone) as a mark of honour. He was decorated for his bravery.
ˌdecoˈration noun
1. something used to decorate. Christmas decorations.
2. the act of decorating. The decoration of the house will be a long job.
ˈdecorative (-rətiv) adjective
ornamental or beautiful (especially if not useful). a decorative arrangement of flowers.
ˈdecorator noun
a person who decorates rooms, houses etc. He was a painter and decorator.
References in classic literature ?
Through all this variety of decoration, however, the room showed its original characteristics; its low stud, its cross-beam, its chimney-piece, with the old-fashioned Dutch tiles; so that it was the emblem of a mind industriously stored with foreign ideas, and elaborated into artificial refinement, but neither larger, nor, in its proper self, more elegant than before.
It was so artistically done, and with so much fertility and gorgeous luxuriance of fancy, that it had all the effect of a last and fitting decoration to the apparel which she wore, and which was of a splendour in accordance with the taste of the age, but greatly beyond what was allowed by the sumptuary regulations of the colony.
At the head, where sits the bride, is a snow-white cake, with an Eiffel tower of constructed decoration, with sugar roses and two angels upon it, and a generous sprinkling of pink and green and yellow candies.
They were a decoration to the beautiful landscape, not an offense.
He had eyes that assorted very well with that decoration, being of a surface black, with no depth in the colour or form, and much too near together--as if they were afraid of being found out in something, singly, if they kept too far apart.
But Miss Mowcher, finding that I was not at present disposed for any decoration within the range of her art, and that I was, for the time being, proof against the blandishments of the small bottle which she held up before one eye to enforce her persuasions, said we would make a beginning on an early day, and requested the aid of my hand to descend from her elevated station.
Then I feel, Harry, that I have given away my whole soul to some one who treats it as if it were a flower to put in his coat, a bit of decoration to charm his vanity, an ornament for a summer's day.
He had also fixed the mitre on Dapple's head, the oddest transformation and decoration that ever ass in the world underwent.
Hence it came to pass that these two Classes could see no force in the so-called axiom about "Distinction of Sides implying Distinction of Colour"; and when all others had succumbed to the fascinations of corporal decoration, the Priests and the Women alone still remained pure from the pollution of paint.
My pockets had always puzzled Weena, but at the last she had concluded that they were an eccentric kind of vase for floral decoration.
This man was dressed in a greatcoat, or rather a surtout, a little worse for the journey, but which exhibited the ribbon of the Legion of Honor still fresh and brilliant, a decoration which also ornamented the under coat.
From each side of the saddle hangs an esquimoot, a sort of pocket, in which she bestows the residue of her trinkets and nick-nacks, which cannot be crowded on the decoration of her horse or herself.