Definitions for adornəˈdɔrn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•dornəˈdɔrn(v.t.)

  1. to decorate or add beauty to, as by ornaments.

  2. to make more pleasing, attractive, impressive, etc.; enhance.

Origin of adorn:

1325–75; ME < L adōrnāre=ad-ad - +ōrnāre to dress (see ornate )

a•dorn′ing•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify(verb)

    make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

    "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"

  2. deck, adorn, decorate, grace, embellish, beautify(verb)

    be beautiful to look at

    "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"

  3. invest, clothe, adorn(verb)

    furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors

Wiktionary

  1. adorn(Verb)

    To make more beautiful and attractive; to decorate.

  2. Origin: From aournen (late adornen), from aorner ( adorner), from adornare, present active infinitive of adorno; from ad + orno. See adore, ornate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adorn(verb)

    to deck or dress with ornaments; to embellish; to set off to advantage; to render pleasing or attractive

  2. Adorn(noun)

    adornment

  3. Adorn(adj)

    adorned; decorated


Translations for adorn

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

adorn(verb)

to make beautiful, with decorations etc

Their house is adorned with beautiful antique ornaments.

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