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Pronunciation:  `deku'reyshun

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  1. [n]  the act of decorating something (in the hope of making it more attractive)
  2. [n]  something used to beautify
  3. [n]  an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event

DECORATION is a 10 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: laurel wreath, medal, medallion, ornament, ornamentation, palm, ribbon
 See Also: accolade, adornment, adornment, Air Medal, arabesque, architectural ornament, artefact, artifact, award, beading, beadwork, boss, bow, brass, bronze medal, Bronze Star, Bronze Star Medal, centerpiece, centrepiece, change of state, Christmas tree, cockade, Congressional Medal of Honor, Croix de Guerre, decor, design, Distinguished Conduct Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Order, embellishment, embellishment, encrustation, figuration, figure, fin, finial, flower arrangement, gargoyle, garnish, gold medal, graffiti, graffito, hanging, honor, honour, hood ornament, incrustation, inlay, interior decoration, knob, laurels, lunula, marking, Medaille Militaire, Medal of Honor, molding, moulding, nailhead, Navy Cross, necklet, Order of the Purple Heart, ornamentation, pattern, pommel, Purple Heart, rivet, rosemaling, set decoration, sgraffito, silver medal, Silver Star, Silver Star Medal, spiral, sprig, stud, tail fin, tailfin, tattoo, tessellation, tinsel, titivation, tittivation, tracery, trimming, Victoria Cross, volute, wall hanging, window dressing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dec`o*ra"tion\, n. [LL. decoratio: cf. F.
1. The act of adorning, embellishing, or honoring;

2. That which adorns, enriches, or beautifies; something
   added by way of embellishment; ornament.

         The hall was celebrated for . . . the richness of
         its decoration.                       --Motley.

3. Specifically, any mark of honor to be worn upon the
   person, as a medal, cross, or ribbon of an order of
   knighthood, bestowed for services in war, great
   achievements in literature, art, etc.

{Decoration Day}, a day, May 30, appointed for decorating
   with flowers the graves of the Union soldiers and sailors,
   who fell in the Civil War in the United States; Memorial
   Day. [U.S.]

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abstract art, accolade, adjunct, adornment, armory, arrangement, art, art form, artist, arts and crafts, arts of design, award, badge, badge of office, badges, baton, bays, beautification, beauty treatment, blazonry, blue ribbon, bonus, brassard, button, calligraphy, cap and gown, cave art, ceramics, chain, chain of office, class ring, cockade, collar, color, color patterns, colors, cordon, cordon bleu, cross, decor, decoration of honor, design, designing, distinction, dress, eagle, elaboration, embellishment, emblazonment, emblazonry, emblems, embroidery, engraving, ensigns, etching, extra, extra added attraction, extra dash, facial, fasces, figurehead, filigree, filling, fillip, fine arts, fleur-de-lis, flourish, flower arrangement, folk art, frill, furniture arrangement, garnish, garnishment, garniture, garter, gold star, grand cordon, graphic arts, hairdressing, hammer and sickle, heraldry, illumination, insignia, kudos, lagniappe, lapel pin, laurel, laurels, livery, mace, manicure, mantle, markings, medal, mortarboard, old school tie, order, ornament, ornamentation, padding, photography, pin, plastic art, premium, prettification, primitive art, red ribbon, regalia, riband, ribbon, ring, rose, school ring, sculpture, shamrock, sigillography, skull and crossbones, something extra, sphragistics, staff, star, stuffing, superaddition, swastika, tartan, the arts, thistle, tie, trim, trimming, twist, uniform, verge, wand, window dressing, wrinkle