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Meaning of ORNATE

Pronunciation:  or'neyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  rich in decorative detail
  2. [adj]  marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details; "a flowery speech"; "ornate rhetoric taught out of the rule of Plato"-John Milton
 

ORNATE is a 6 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: adorned, decorated, embellished, flowery, ornamented, rhetorical
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Or*nate"\, a. [L. ornatus, p. p. of ornare to adorn.]
    1. Adorned; decorated; beautiful. ``So bedecked, ornate, and
       gay.'' --Milton.
    
    2. Finely finished, as a style of composition.
    
             A graceful and ornate rhetoric.       --Milton.
    
    
  2. \Or*nate"\, v. t.
    To adorn; to honor. [R.]
    
          They may ornate and sanctify the name of God.
                                                   --Latimer.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adorned, arabesque, aureate, baroque, befrilled, busy, chichi, colored, decorated, elaborate, elegant, embellished, embroidered, fancy, festooned, figurative, figured, fine, flamboyant, florid, flowery, frilly, fussy, gilded, high-wrought, labored, luscious, lush, luxuriant, luxurious, moresque, opulent, ostentatious, overcharged, overdone, overelaborate, overelegant, overlabored, overloaded, overworked, overwrought, picturesque, pretty-pretty, purple, resplendent, rich, rococo, sumptuous
 

 

 

 

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