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ornament Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun something used to beautify
    decoration; ornamentation.
  2. verb make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
    embellish; beautify; decorate; grace; adorn.
    • Decorate the room for the party
    • beautify yourself for the special day
  3. verb be an ornament to
    • stars ornamented the Christmas tree

Or"na*ment noun
OE. ornement, F. ornement, fr. L. ornamentum, fr. ornare to adorn.
  1. 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 transitive verb
imperfect & past participle Ornamented; present participle & verbal noun Ornamenting
  1. To adorn; to deck; to embellish; to beautify; as, to ornament a room, or a city. Syn. -- See Adorn.

Webster 1913