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Meaning of ORNATE

Pronunciation:  or'neyt

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.
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