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Meaning of ORNAMENT

Pronunciation:  [n]'ornumunt, [v]'ornu`ment, 'owrnumunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something used to beautify
  2. [v]  make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
  3. [v]  be an ornament to; "stars ornamented the Christmas tree"

ORNAMENT is a 8 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: adorn, beautify, decorate, decoration, embellish, grace, ornamentation
 See Also: adornment, alter, applique, arabesque, architectural ornament, artefact, artifact, bard, bead, beading, beadwork, bedeck, bedight, bedizen, begild, bejewel, beset, bespangle, blazon, boss, bow, braid, brass, broider, caparison, centerpiece, centrepiece, change, Christmas tree, cockade, color, colour, deck, deck, decor, design, dress, dress ship, dress up, embellishment, emblazon, embroider, enamel, encrust, encrustation, engild, festoon, figure, filet, fillet, fin, finial, flag, fledge, flight, flower arrangement, foliate, fret, fringe, gargoyle, garland, garnish, garnish, gild, glaze, graffiti, graffito, hang, hanging, hood ornament, illuminate, illustrate, incrust, incrustation, inlay, inlay, interior decoration, jewel, knob, lacquer, landscape, lunula, molding, moulding, nailhead, necklet, panel, pattern, pipe, pommel, prank, redecorate, rivet, rosemaling, scallop, set decoration, sgraffito, smock, spangle, spiral, sprig, stucco, stud, tail fin, tailfin, tart up, tinsel, tinsel, tracery, trim, vermiculate, volute, wall hanging, wreathe



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Or"na*ment\, n. [OE. ornement, F. ornement, fr. L.
    ornamentum, fr. ornare to adorn.]
    That which embellishes or adorns; that which adds grace or
    beauty; embellishment; decoration; adornment.
          The ornament of a meek and quiet spirit. --1 Pet. iii.
          Like that long-buried body of the king Found lying with
          his urns and ornaments.                  --Tennyson.
  2. \Or"na*ment\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ornamented}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Ornamenting}.]
    To adorn; to deck; to embellish; to beautify; as, to ornament
    a room, or a city.
    Syn: See {Adorn}.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or hang an ornament in your dream, refers to the things in your life and the things you do to make you feel good about yourself. It is also symbolic of a spiritual gift.
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