Definitions for: Ornament


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.
4.

Like that long-buried body of the king Found lying with
his urns and ornaments. --Tennyson.


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.

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

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