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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fes•toonfɛˈstun(n.)

  1. a string or chain of flowers, foliage, ribbon, etc., suspended in a curve between two points.

  2. a decorative representation of this, as in architectural work or on pottery.

  3. (v.t.)to adorn with or as if with festoons:

    to festoon a hall.

  4. to form into graceful curves or loops:

    to festoon curtains.

  5. to connect by festoons.

Origin of festoon:

1670–80; < F feston < It festone decoration for a feast, der. of festafeast

Princeton's WordNet

  1. festoon(noun)

    a curtain of fabric draped and bound at intervals to form graceful curves

  2. festoon(noun)

    an embellishment consisting of a decorative representation of a string of flowers suspended between two points; used on pottery or in architectural work

  3. festoon, festoonery(verb)

    flower chains suspended in curves between points as a decoration

  4. festoon(verb)

    decorate with strings of flowers

    "The public buildings were festooned for the holiday"

Wiktionary

  1. festoon(Noun)

    An ornament such as a garland or chain which hangs loosely from two tacked spots.

  2. festoon(Noun)

    A bas-relief, painting, or structural motif resembling such an ornament.

  3. festoon(Noun)

    A raised cable with light globes attached.

  4. festoon(Noun)

    A cloud on Jupiter that hangs out of its home belt or zone into an adjacent area forming a curved finger-like image or a complete loop back to its home belt or zone.

  5. festoon(Noun)

    Any of a series of wrinkles on the backs of some ticks.

  6. festoon(Verb)

    To hang ornaments, such as garlands or chains, which hang loosely from two tacked spots.

  7. festoon(Verb)

    To make festoons.

  8. festoon(Verb)

    To decorate or bedeck abundantly.

  9. Origin: From feston

Webster Dictionary

  1. Festoon(noun)

    a garland or wreath hanging in a depending curve, used in decoration for festivals, etc.; anything arranged in this way

  2. Festoon(noun)

    a carved ornament consisting of flowers, and leaves, intermixed or twisted together, wound with a ribbon, and hanging or depending in a natural curve. See Illust. of Bucranium

  3. Festoon(verb)

    to form in festoons, or to adorn with festoons

Freebase

  1. Festoon

    A Festoon, is a wreath or garland, and in architecture typically a carved ornament depicting conventional arrangement of flowers, foliage or fruit bound together and suspended by ribbons. The motif is sometimes known as a swag when depicting fabric or linen.

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