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Meaning of GARNISH

Pronunciation:  'gârnish

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any decoration added as a trimming or adornment
  2. [n]  something (such as parsley) added to a dish for flavor or decoration
  3. [v]  decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods

GARNISH is a 7 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: dress, trim
 See Also: adorn, beautify, decorate, decoration, decoration, embellish, grace, ornament, ornament, ornament, ornamentation, ornamentation, topping



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gar"nish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Garnished}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Garnishing}.] [OE. garnischen, garnissen, OF. garnir
    to provide, strengthen, prepare, garnish, warn, F. garnir to
    provide, furnish, garnish, -- of German origin; cf. OHG.
    warn[=o]n to provide, equip; akin to G. wahren to watch, E.
    aware, ware, wary, and cf. also E. warn. See {Wary}, {-ish},
    and cf. {Garment}, {Garrison}.]
    1. To decorate with ornamental appendages; to set off; to
       adorn; to embellish.
             All within with flowers was garnished. --Spenser.
    2. (Cookery) To ornament, as a dish, with something laid
       about it; as, a dish garnished with parsley.
    3. To furnish; to supply.
    4. To fit with fetters. [Cant] --Johnson.
    5. (Law) To warn by garnishment; to give notice to; to
       garnishee. See {Garnishee}, v. t. --Cowell.
  2. \Gar"nish\, n.
    1. Something added for embellishment; decoration; ornament;
       also, dress; garments, especially such as are showy or
             So are you, sweet, Even in the lovely garnish of a
             boy.                                  --Shak.
             Matter and figure they produce; For garnish this,
             and that for use.                     --Prior.
    2. (Cookery) Something set round or upon a dish as an
       embellishment. See {Garnish}, v. t., 2. --Smart.
    3. Fetters. [Cant]
    4. A fee; specifically, in English jails, formerly an
       unauthorized fee demanded by the old prisoners of a
       newcomer. [Cant] --Fielding.
    {Garnish bolt} (Carp.), a bolt with a chamfered or faceted
       head. --Knight.
Easton Bible Dictionary

overlay with stones (2 Chr. 3:6), adorn (Rev. 21:19), deck with garlands (Matt. 23:29), furnish (12:44).

In Job 26:13 (Heb. shiphrah, meaning "brightness"), "By his spirit the heavens are brightness" i.e., are bright, splendid, beautiful.

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