Definitions for: Decoration


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



Webster (1913) Definition: Dec`o*ra"tion, n. [LL. decoratio: cf. F.
d['e]coration.]
1. The act of adorning, embellishing, or honoring;
ornamentation.

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.]

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

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