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fes·toon

 (fĕ-sto͞on′)
n.
1. A string or garland, as of leaves or flowers, suspended in a loop or curve between two points.
2. A representation of such a string or garland, as in painting or sculpture.
tr.v. fes·tooned, fes·toon·ing, fes·toons
1. To decorate with or as if with festoons; hang festoons on.
2. To form or make into festoons.

[French feston, from Italian festone, from festa, feast, from Vulgar Latin *fēsta; see feast.]

festoon

(fɛˈstuːn)
n
1. a decorative chain of flowers, ribbons, etc, suspended in loops; garland
2. (Art Terms) a carved or painted representation of this, as in architecture, furniture, or pottery
3. (Dentistry)
a. the scalloped appearance of the gums where they meet the teeth
b. a design carved on the base material of a denture to simulate this
4. (Zoology)
a. either of two Zerynthia species of white pierid butterfly of southern Europe, typically mottled red, yellow, and brown
b. an ochreous brown moth, Apoda avellana the unusual sluglike larvae of which feed on oak leaves
vb (tr)
5. to decorate or join together with festoons
6. to form into festoons
[C17: from French feston, from Italian festone ornament for a feast, from festa feast]

fes•toon

(fɛˈstun)

n.
1. a string or chain of flowers, foliage, ribbon, etc., suspended in a curve between two points.
2. a decorative representation of this, as in architectural work or on pottery.
v.t.
3. to adorn with or as if with festoons: to festoon a hall.
4. to form into graceful curves or loops: to festoon curtains.
5. to connect by festoons.
[1670–80; < French feston < Italian festone decoration for a feast, derivative of festa feast]

Festoon

 a chain or garland of things suspended. See also catena, chain.
Examples: festoon of banners, 1852; of cobwebs; of flowers, 1732; of ivy; of ribbons, 1870; of vines, 1792.

festoon


Past participle: festooned
Gerund: festooning

Imperative
festoon
festoon
Present
I festoon
you festoon
he/she/it festoons
we festoon
you festoon
they festoon
Preterite
I festooned
you festooned
he/she/it festooned
we festooned
you festooned
they festooned
Present Continuous
I am festooning
you are festooning
he/she/it is festooning
we are festooning
you are festooning
they are festooning
Present Perfect
I have festooned
you have festooned
he/she/it has festooned
we have festooned
you have festooned
they have festooned
Past Continuous
I was festooning
you were festooning
he/she/it was festooning
we were festooning
you were festooning
they were festooning
Past Perfect
I had festooned
you had festooned
he/she/it had festooned
we had festooned
you had festooned
they had festooned
Future
I will festoon
you will festoon
he/she/it will festoon
we will festoon
you will festoon
they will festoon
Future Perfect
I will have festooned
you will have festooned
he/she/it will have festooned
we will have festooned
you will have festooned
they will have festooned
Future Continuous
I will be festooning
you will be festooning
he/she/it will be festooning
we will be festooning
you will be festooning
they will be festooning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been festooning
you have been festooning
he/she/it has been festooning
we have been festooning
you have been festooning
they have been festooning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been festooning
you will have been festooning
he/she/it will have been festooning
we will have been festooning
you will have been festooning
they will have been festooning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been festooning
you had been festooning
he/she/it had been festooning
we had been festooning
you had been festooning
they had been festooning
Conditional
I would festoon
you would festoon
he/she/it would festoon
we would festoon
you would festoon
they would festoon
Past Conditional
I would have festooned
you would have festooned
he/she/it would have festooned
we would have festooned
you would have festooned
they would have festooned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.festoon - a curtain of fabric draped and bound at intervals to form graceful curvesfestoon - a curtain of fabric draped and bound at intervals to form graceful curves
curtain, drape, drapery, pall, mantle - hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
2.festoon - an embellishment consisting of a decorative representation of a string of flowers suspended between two points; used on pottery or in architectural work
embellishment - a superfluous ornament
3.festoon - flower chains suspended in curves between points as a decoration
flower chain - flowers strung together in a chain
Verb1.festoon - decorate with strings of flowers; "The public buildings were festooned for the holiday"
adorn, decorate, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify - make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"

festoon

verb
1. decorate, deck, array, drape, garland, swathe, bedeck, wreathe, beribbon, engarland, hang The temples are festooned with lights.
noun
1. decoration, garland, swathe, wreath, swag, lei, chaplet festoons of laurel and magnolia
Translations
guirlandelyskæde
GirlandeLichterketteFeston
koristeköynnössiltavaloköynnös

festoon

[fesˈtuːn]
A. Nguirnalda f, festón m (Sew) → festón m
B. VTadornar, engalanar (with de) to be festooned withestar adornado or engalanado de

festoon

nGirlande f; (in curtain etc, Archit) → Feston m
vt to festoon somebody with somethingjdn mit etw behängen; to festoon something with somethingetw mit etw schmücken or verzieren; to be festooned with somethingmit etw behängt sein; lace curtains festooned the windowsSpitzengardinen schmückten die Fenster

festoon

[fɛsˈtuːn] vt to festoon withornare di, decorare con
References in classic literature ?
This airy hall, therefore, over the Collector's apartments, remains unfinished to this day, and, in spite of the aged cobwebs that festoon its dusky beams, appears still to await the labour of the carpenter and mason.
Between her agitation, and her natural awkwardness in getting out of the cart, Peggotty was making a most extraordinary festoon of herself, but I felt too blank and strange to tell her so.
But I am not a fortune-teller," he said, letting his head drop into a festoon of towel, and towelling away at his two ears.
Here we go in a flung festoon, Half-way up to the jealous moon
Let us suppose," he continued, folding his table-napkin into a graceful festoon, "that this represents what is perhaps the necessity of this Age--the Active Tourist's Portable Bath.
Each pendent twig and leafy festoon was in a blaze.
The manager's voice recalled him from a more careful inspection of the building, to the opposite side of the proscenium, where, at a small mahogany table with rickety legs and of an oblong shape, sat a stout, portly female, apparently between forty and fifty, in a tarnished silk cloak, with her bonnet dangling by the strings in her hand, and her hair (of which she had a great quantity) braided in a large festoon over each temple.
Some one had gathered orange and lemon branches, and with these fashioned graceful festoons between.
The rich and heavy festoons of cobweb, which it had cost a long ancestral succession of spiders their life's labor to spin and weave, had been carefully brushed away from the ceiling.
He was a darkly-tanned, burly, good-natured, fine-looking man, of sixty or thereabouts, dressed in a spacious roundabout, that hung round him in festoons of blue pilot-cloth; and one empty arm of this jacket streamed behind him like the broidered arm of a huzzar's surcoat.
A bed supported on massive pillars of mahogany, hung with curtains of deep red damask, stood out like a tabernacle in the centre; the two large windows, with their blinds always drawn down, were half shrouded in festoons and falls of similar drapery; the carpet was red; the table at the foot of the bed was covered with a crimson cloth; the walls were a soft fawn colour with a blush of pink in it; the wardrobe, the toilet-table, the chairs were of darkly polished old mahogany.
There was a carpet - a good one, but the pattern was obliterated by dust; a fireplace hung with cut-paper, dropping to pieces; a handsome oak-bedstead with ample crimson curtains of rather expensive material and modern make; but they had evidently experienced rough usage: the vallances hung in festoons, wrenched from their rings, and the iron rod supporting them was bent in an arc on one side, causing the drapery to trail upon the floor.