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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, especially when put up temporarily to celebrate or call attention to a special occasion.
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 ?
In the internal decoration, if not in the external architecture of their residences, the English are supreme.
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.
There were six divisions in the apartment, and each division was ornamented with a style of decoration peculiar to itself--and these decorations were in every instance formed of human bones
The decoration of the walls was most elaborate, and, unlike the frescoes in the other buildings I had examined, portrayed many human figures in the compositions.
The men, especially, who in savage life carry a passion for personal decoration further than the females, did not think their gala equipments complete unless they had a jewel of hiaqua, or wampum, dangling at the nose.
None of them could answer that question, however; so the Saw-Horse decided it was some rare decoration and became very fond of it.
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.
Between the vases is a cheerful decoration of preserved coffin plates -- five in all, pertaining respectively to Janet's father and mother, a brother, her sister Anne, and a hired man who died here once
He was at one and the same instant all modern, all imminently primitive, capable of fighting in redness of tooth and claw, desirous of remaining modern for as long as he could with his will master the study of ebon black of skin and dazzling white of decoration that confronted him.
Viewed as work, this decoration was slow to do, and dirty to deal with.
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.
He had also fixed the mitre on Dapple's head, the oddest transformation and decoration that ever ass in the world underwent.