Definitions for decorationˌdɛk əˈreɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dec•o•ra•tionˌdɛk əˈreɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. something used for decorating; adornment; embellishment.

  2. the act of decorating.

  3. a badge, medal, etc., conferred and worn as a mark of honor.

Origin of decoration:

1575–85; < LL

Princeton's WordNet

  1. decoration, ornament, ornamentation(noun)

    something used to beautify

  2. decoration, laurel wreath, medal, medallion, palm, ribbon(noun)

    an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event

  3. decoration(noun)

    the act of decorating something (in the hope of making it more attractive)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. decoration(noun)ˌdɛk əˈreɪ ʃən

    a pretty object added to sth

    Christmas decorations

  2. decorationˌdɛk əˈreɪ ʃən

    the decorating of rooms with paint, wallpaper, etc.

    interior/home decoration

Wiktionary

  1. decoration(Noun)

    The act of adorning, embellishing, or honoring; ornamentation.

  2. decoration(Noun)

    That which adorns, enriches, or beautifies; something added by way of embellishment; ornament.

  3. decoration(Noun)

    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.

  4. Origin: From decoratio: compare décoration

Webster Dictionary

  1. Decoration(noun)

    the act of adorning, embellishing, or honoring; ornamentation

  2. Decoration(noun)

    that which adorns, enriches, or beautifies; something added by way of embellishment; ornament

  3. Decoration(noun)

    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

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'decoration' in Nouns Frequency: #2454


Translations for decoration

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

decoration(noun)

something used to decorate

Christmas decorations.

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