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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 ?
Mornin' now," announced Demi in joyful tone as he entered, with his long nightgown gracefully festooned over his arm and every curl bobbing gayly as he pranced about the table, eyeing the `cakies' with loving glances.
Thus, then, the muffled rollings of a milky sea; the bleak rustlings of the festooned frosts of mountains; the desolate shiftings of the windrowed snows of prairies; all these, to Ishmael, are as the shaking of that buffalo robe to the frightened colt
The galleries that surrounded the court were festooned with a curtain of some kind of Moorish stuff, and could be drawn down at pleasure, to exclude the beams of the sun.
The church itself was gaily festooned with flowers for the ceremony, while out in the church-yard at one side brown ale flowed freely for all the servitors.
69} When he had finished his snare he went into his bedroom and festooned the bed-posts all over with chains like cobwebs; he also let many hang down from the great beam of the ceiling.
As usual, she was extraordinarily festooned and bedizened, with a limp Leghorn hat anchored to her head by many windings of faded gauze, and a little black velvet parasol on a carved ivory handle absurdly balanced over her much larger hatbrim.
Myriad creepers hung festooned in graceful loops from tree to tree, and among them were several varieties of the Martian "man-flower," whose blooms have eyes and hands with which to see and seize the insects which form their diet.
is fading from her lips; the starlight is on the tulle and lace and roses of her pretty evening dress, with its festooned skirts and obsolete flounces; and I am watching her, ay, and worshipping her, though I do not know it yet.
He can see the broad green Campagna, stretching away toward the mountains, with its scattered arches and broken aqueducts of the olden time, so picturesque in their gray ruin, and so daintily festooned with vines.
For hours absolute quiet reigned in the little clearing, except as it was broken by the discordant notes of brilliantly feathered parrots, or the screeching and twittering of the thousand jungle birds flitting ceaselessly amongst the vivid orchids and flamboyant blossoms which festooned the myriad, moss-covered branches of the forest kings.
It was the ugliness of enormous folds of brown material, looped and festooned, of plush curtains, from which depended balls and fringes, partially concealing bookshelves swollen with black school-texts.
Von Horn dashed after her, but so black was the night beneath the overhanging trees, festooned with their dark myriad creepers, that the girl was out of sight in an instant, and upon the soft carpet of the rotting vegetation her light footfalls gave no sound.