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or·na·ment

 (ôr′nə-mənt)
n.
1. Something that decorates or adorns; an embellishment.
2. A person considered as a source of pride, honor, or credit: a singer who is an ornament to the world of opera.
3. Music A note or group of notes that embellishes a melody.
tr.v. (-mĕnt′) or·na·ment·ed, or·na·ment·ing, or·na·ments
1. To furnish with ornaments: ornamented the windows with hanging plants.
2. To be an ornament to: "The babies ornament her ankles, dangle from her pant legs" (Carolyn Chute).

[Middle English ournement, from Old French ornement, from Latin ōrnāmentum, from ōrnāre, to adorn; see ar- in Indo-European roots.]

or′na·ment′er n.

ornament

n
1. anything that enhances the appearance of a person or thing
2. decorations collectively: she was totally without ornament.
3. a small decorative object
4. something regarded as a source of pride or beauty
5. (Classical Music) music any of several decorations, such as the trill, mordent, etc, occurring chiefly as improvised embellishments in baroque music
vb (tr)
6. to decorate with or as if with ornaments
7. to serve as an ornament to
[C14: from Latin ornāmentum, from ornāre to adorn]
ˌornamenˈtation n

or•na•ment

(n. ˈɔr nə mənt; v. -ˌmɛnt, -mənt)

n., v. -ment•ed, -ment•ing. n.
1. an object or feature intended to beautify the appearance of that to which it is added or of which it is a part; embellishment; decoration.
2. a group or style of such objects or features; ornamentation.
3. any adornment or means of adornment.
4. a person or thing that adds to the credit or glory of a society, era, etc.
5. the act of adorning.
6. a tone or group of tones applied as decoration to a principal melodic tone.
7. any religious accessory, adjunct, or equipment.
v.t.
8. to furnish with ornaments; embellish; decorate.
9. to serve as an ornament to.
[1175–1225; Middle English ornement < Old French < Latin ornāmentum equipment, ornament]
or′na•ment`er, n.

ornament


Past participle: ornamented
Gerund: ornamenting

Imperative
ornament
ornament
Present
I ornament
you ornament
he/she/it ornaments
we ornament
you ornament
they ornament
Preterite
I ornamented
you ornamented
he/she/it ornamented
we ornamented
you ornamented
they ornamented
Present Continuous
I am ornamenting
you are ornamenting
he/she/it is ornamenting
we are ornamenting
you are ornamenting
they are ornamenting
Present Perfect
I have ornamented
you have ornamented
he/she/it has ornamented
we have ornamented
you have ornamented
they have ornamented
Past Continuous
I was ornamenting
you were ornamenting
he/she/it was ornamenting
we were ornamenting
you were ornamenting
they were ornamenting
Past Perfect
I had ornamented
you had ornamented
he/she/it had ornamented
we had ornamented
you had ornamented
they had ornamented
Future
I will ornament
you will ornament
he/she/it will ornament
we will ornament
you will ornament
they will ornament
Future Perfect
I will have ornamented
you will have ornamented
he/she/it will have ornamented
we will have ornamented
you will have ornamented
they will have ornamented
Future Continuous
I will be ornamenting
you will be ornamenting
he/she/it will be ornamenting
we will be ornamenting
you will be ornamenting
they will be ornamenting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ornamenting
you have been ornamenting
he/she/it has been ornamenting
we have been ornamenting
you have been ornamenting
they have been ornamenting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ornamenting
you will have been ornamenting
he/she/it will have been ornamenting
we will have been ornamenting
you will have been ornamenting
they will have been ornamenting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ornamenting
you had been ornamenting
he/she/it had been ornamenting
we had been ornamenting
you had been ornamenting
they had been ornamenting
Conditional
I would ornament
you would ornament
he/she/it would ornament
we would ornament
you would ornament
they would ornament
Past Conditional
I would have ornamented
you would have ornamented
he/she/it would have ornamented
we would have ornamented
you would have ornamented
they would have ornamented
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ornament - something used to beautifyornament - 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
Verb1.ornament - make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.ornament - make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
wreathe - decorate or deck with wreaths; "wreathe the grave site"
incrust, encrust, beset - decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems)
braid - decorate with braids or ribbons; "braid a collar"
broider, embroider - decorate with needlework
stick - cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface; "stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it"
illustrate - supply with illustrations; "illustrate a book with drawings"
garland - adorn with bands of flowers or leaves; "They garlanded the statue"
fledge, flight - decorate with feathers; "fledge an arrow"
bespangle, spangle - decorate with spangles; "the star-spangled banner"
foliate - decorate with leaves
flag - decorate with flags; "the building was flagged for the holiday"
bard, barde, caparison, dress up - put a caparison on; "caparison the horses for the festive occasion"
bead - decorate by sewing beads onto; "bead the wedding gown"
pipe - trim with piping; "pipe the skirt"
applique - sew on as a decoration
gild the lily, paint the lily - adorn unnecessarily (something that is already beautiful)
vermiculate - decorate with wavy or winding lines
smock - embellish by sewing in straight lines crossing each other diagonally; "The folk dancers wore smocked shirts"
hang - decorate or furnish with something suspended; "Hang wallpaper"
prank - dress or decorate showily or gaudily; "Roses were pranking the lawn"
tinsel - adorn with tinsel; "snow flakes tinseled the trees"
tart up - decorate in a cheap and flashy way; "the small-town bar was all tarted up"
stucco - decorate with stucco work; "stuccoed ceilings"
redecorate - redo the decoration of an apartment or house
panel - decorate with panels; "panel the walls with wood"
bejewel, jewel - adorn or decorate with precious stones; "jeweled dresses"
filet, fillet - decorate with a lace of geometric designs
scallop - decorate an edge with scallops; "the dress had a scalloped skirt"
bedizen - decorate tastelessly
dress ship - decorate a ship with flags
garnish, trim, dress - decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
trim - decorate, as with ornaments; "trim the christmas tree"; "trim a shop window"
bedeck, bedight, deck - decorate; "deck the halls with holly"
festoon - decorate with strings of flowers; "The public buildings were festooned for the holiday"
enamel - coat, inlay, or surface with enamel
inlay - decorate the surface of by inserting wood, stone, and metal
lacquer - coat with lacquer; "A lacquered box from China"
begild, engild, gild - decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold
illuminate - add embellishments and paintings to (medieval manuscripts)
blazon, emblazon - decorate with heraldic arms
emblazon, colour, color - decorate with colors; "color the walls with paint in warm tones"
fringe - adorn with a fringe; "The weaver fringed the scarf"
fret - decorate with an interlaced design
landscape - embellish with plants; "Let's landscape the yard"
ornament - be an ornament to; "stars ornamented the Christmas tree"
2.ornament - be an ornament to; "stars ornamented the Christmas tree"
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"
deck, decorate, embellish, grace, adorn, beautify - be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"

ornament

verb
1. decorate, trim, adorn, enhance, deck, array, dress up, enrich, brighten, garnish, gild, do up (informal), embellish, emblazon, festoon, bedeck, beautify, prettify, bedizen (archaic), engarland The Egyptians ornamented their mirrors with carved handles of ivory, gold, or wood.

ornament

nounverb
To furnish with decorations:
Translations
حِلْيَّةٌزينَه، حِلْيَهمُزَيَّن
ornament
ornamentpyntpynteudsmykkeudsmykning
koristekoristellasomistaa
ukras
díszdíszítéskarácsonyfadísz
skrautskreyta
装飾品
장식품
dailės mažmožisdekoravimasgražus daiktelisišpuoštiornamentika
dekorēt, rotāt, greznotdekors, rotājumsornaments
ornamentvyzdobiť
okrasokrasitev
prydnadssak
เครื่องประดับ
süssüslemesüslemek
đồ trang trí

ornament

A. [ˈɔːnəmənt] N (gen) → adorno m, ornamento m; (= vase etc) → objeto m de adorno, adorno m
B. [ˈɔːnəment] VTadornar

ornament

[ˈɔːrnəmənt] n
(in room)ornement m
without ornament (= undecorated) → sans ornement
(= trinket) → bibelot m

ornament

n
(= decorative object)Schmuckgegenstand m, → Verzierung f; (on mantelpiece etc) → Ziergegenstand m; (fig)Zierde f (→ to +gen); his secretary is just an ornamentseine Sekretärin ist nur zur Verzierung or Dekoration da; she has the house full of ornamentssie hat das Haus voller Nippes (pej)or Ziergegenstände; altar ornaments (Eccl) → Altarschmuck m
no pl (= ornamentation)Ornamente pl; (= decorative articles, on clothes etc) → Verzierungen pl, → Zierrat m (geh); by way of ornament, for ornamentzur Verzierung
(Mus) → Verzierung f, → Ornament nt
vtverzieren; roomausschmücken

ornament

[n ˈɔːnəmənt; vb ˈɔːnəˌmɛnt]
1. n (gen) → ornamento; (vase, figurine) → soprammobile m; (trinket) → ninnolo
2. vtornare, decorare

ornament

(ˈoːnəmənt) noun
something decorative, intended to make a room etc more beautiful. china ornaments.
(oːnəˈment) verb
to decorate. The church was richly ornamented.
ˌornamenˈtation noun
ˌornaˈmental (-ˈmen-) adjective
used for ornament. an ornamental pool in the garden.

ornament

حِلْيَّةٌ ornament ornament Ornament διάκοσμος adorno koriste ornement ukras decorazione 装飾品 장식품 ornament utsmykking ozdoba enfeite орнамент prydnadssak เครื่องประดับ süs đồ trang trí 装饰物
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This note, prettily written on scented paper, was a great contrast to the next, which was scribbled on a big sheet of thin foreign paper, ornamented with blots and all manner of flourishes and curly-tailed letters.
From beneath the flap of an enormous pocket of a soiled vest of embossed silk, heavily ornamented with tarnished silver lace, projected an instrument, which, from being seen in such martial company, might have been easily mistaken for some mischievous and unknown implement of war.
Its whole visible exterior was ornamented with quaint figures, conceived in the grotesqueness of a Gothic fancy, and drawn or stamped in the glittering plaster, composed of lime, pebbles, and bits of glass, with which the woodwork of the walls was overspread.
Its front is ornamented with a portico of half-a-dozen wooden pillars, supporting a balcony, beneath which a flight of wide granite steps descends towards the street Over the entrance hovers an enormous specimen of the American eagle, with outspread wings, a shield before her breast, and, if I recollect aright, a bunch of intermingled thunder- bolts and barbed arrows in each claw.
I can compare it to nothing but a large door mat, ornamented at the edges with little tinkling tags something like the stained porcupine quills round an Indian moccasin.
So each man in turn took an oath of which he did not understand a word, and then was presented with a handsome ornamented document with a big red seal and the shield of the United States upon it, and was told that he had become a citizen of the Republic and the equal of the President himself.
Instead of making the bed, she would amuse herself with pulling off the pillowcases, butting her woolly head among the pillows, till it would sometimes be grotesquely ornamented with feathers sticking out in various directions; she would climb the posts, and hang head downward from the tops; flourish the sheets and spreads all over the apartment; dress the bolster up in Miss Ophelia's night-clothes, and enact various performances with that,--singing and whistling, and making grimaces at herself in the looking-glass; in short, as Miss Ophelia phrased it, "raising Cain" generally.
The sheath is magnificently ornamented with gems of great value.
At least, this was the case with their bodies; but their heads, owing to the extreme heat of the day, were one and all ornamented with leads, or papers, or dozens of little braids, to issue later in every sort of curl known to the girl of that period.
It was much easier to chat than to study; much pleasanter to let her imagination range and work at Harriet's fortune, than to be labouring to enlarge her comprehension or exercise it on sober facts; and the only literary pursuit which engaged Harriet at present, the only mental provision she was making for the evening of life, was the collecting and transcribing all the riddles of every sort that she could meet with, into a thin quarto of hotpressed paper, made up by her friend, and ornamented with ciphers and trophies.