ornament, ornamentation, ornamental

ornament, ornamentation, ornamental
   An ornament is something that decorates, adorns, or embellishes. Ornamentation is the class of things ornamental.

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  • Ornament — I (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Ornament >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 ornament ornament Sgm: N 1 floridness c.adj floridness c.adj GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 turgidity turgidity turgescence Sgm: N 2 altiloquence altiloquence &c. >Adj …   English dictionary for students

  • ornament — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Anything that beautifies Nouns 1. ornament, ornamentation, ornateness; adornment, decoration, embellishment, dressing, décor. 2. garnish, polish, varnish, gilding, lacquer, enamel; cosmetics (see… …   English dictionary for students

  • ornamental — 1. adjective /ˌɔːnəˈmɛntl,ˌɔɹnəˈmɛntl/ Serving to ornament; characterized by ornament; beautifying; embellishing. Some think it most ornamental to wear their bracelets on their wrists; others, about their ankles. See Also: ornament, ornamentation …   Wiktionary

  • Ornament — An ornament is something used for decoration. Ornament may also refer to: Christmas ornaments, an ornament hung from a Christmas tree Ornament (art), purely decorative elements in architecture and the decorative arts Ornament (music) Ornamental… …   Wikipedia

  • Ornament (art) — Design of a classic ornament …   Wikipedia

  • Ornament (architecture) — For other uses of the term, see: OrnamentIn architecture, ornament is a decorative detail used to embellish parts of a building or interior furnishing. Ornament can be carved from stone, wood or precious metals, formed with plaster or clay, or… …   Wikipedia

  • ornament — ornamenter, n. n. /awr neuh meuhnt/; v. /awr neuh ment , meuhnt/, n. 1. an accessory, article, or detail used to beautify the appearance of something to which it is added or of which it is a part: architectural ornaments. 2. a system, category,… …   Universalium

  • ornament — 01. The house was decorated for Christmas with lovely handmade [ornaments]. 02. The Aztec Indians used popcorn as decoration for ceremonial headdresses, necklaces, and [ornaments] on statues of their gods. 03. The teacup is purely [ornamental].… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • ornamentation — noun 1. the state of being ornamented • Derivationally related forms: ↑ornament • Hypernyms: ↑state 2. the act of adding extraneous decorations to something • Syn: ↑embellishment • Derivationally rela …   Useful english dictionary

  • ornament — 1. noun a) An element of decoration. ...Im a bit short on brain myself; the old bean would appear to have been constructed more for ornament than for use b) A Christmas tree decoration See Also: ornate, ornamental …   Wiktionary

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