What does ornament mean?

Definitions for ornamentˈɔr nə mənt; -ˌmɛnt, -mənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ornament.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. decoration, ornament, ornamentation(verb)

    something used to beautify

  2. 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"

  3. ornament(verb)

    be an ornament to

    "stars ornamented the Christmas tree"

Wiktionary

  1. ornament(Noun)

    An element of decoration.

  2. ornament(Noun)

    A Christmas tree decoration

  3. ornament(Noun)

    A musical flourish that are unnecessary to the overall melodic or harmonic line, but serve to decorate or "ornament" that line.

  4. ornament(Verb)

    To decorate.

    We will ornament the windows with trim to make the room seem brighter.

  5. ornament(Verb)

    To add to.

    The editor ornamented his plain writing, making it fancier but less clear.

  6. Origin: From ornament, from ornement, from ornamentum, from ornare.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ornament

    or′na-ment, n. anything that adds grace or beauty: additional beauty: a mark of honour: (pl., Pr. Bk.) all the articles used in the services of the church.—v.t. to adorn: to furnish with ornaments.—adj. Ornament′al, serving to adorn or beautify.—adv. Ornament′ally.—ns. Ornamentā′tion, act or art of ornamenting: (archit.) ornamental work; Or′namenter; Or′namentist.—adj. Ornate′, ornamented: decorated: highly finished, esp. applied to a style of writing.—adv. Ornate′ly.—n. Ornate′ness. [Fr. ornement—L. ornamentumornāre, to adorn.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ornament in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ornament in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.

  2. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Love is the greatest ornament in your heart; wisdom is the greatest ornament in your mind.

  3. William Wordsworth:

    She was a phantom of delight When first she gleam'd upon my sight A lovely apparition, sent To be a moment's ornament.

  4. The Hitopadesa:

    A husband is the chief ornament of a wife, though she have no other ornament; but, though adorned, without a husband she has no ornaments.

  5. Joseph Addison:

    Education is a companion which no misfortune can depress, no crime can destroy, no enemy can alienate,no despotism can enslave. At home, a friend, abroad, an introduction, in solitude a solace and in society an ornament.It chastens vice, it guides virtue, it gives at once grace and government to genius. Without it, what is man A splendid slave, a reasoning savage.

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