Definitions for ornamentalˌɔr nəˈmɛn tl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

or•na•men•talˌɔr nəˈmɛn tl(adj.)

  1. used or grown for ornament:

    ornamental plants.

  2. providing ornament; decorative.

  3. of or pertaining to ornament.

  4. (n.)something ornamental, esp. a plant cultivated for decorative purposes.

Origin of ornamental:

1640–50

or`na•men′tal•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ornamental(adj)

    any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value

  2. cosmetic, decorative, ornamental(adj)

    serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose

    "cosmetic fenders on cars"; "the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative"

Wiktionary

  1. ornamental(Noun)

    An ornamental plant.

  2. ornamental(Adjective)

    Serving to ornament; characterized by ornament; beautifying; embellishing.

    Some think it most ornamental to wear their bracelets on their wrists; others, about their ankles.

Freebase

  1. Ornamental

    Ornamental were a British/Icelandic musical collaboration between Rose McDowall and Einar Örn Benediktsson, along with Dave Ball and Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson. Their biggest hit in the U.S. was "Crystal Nights".


Translations for ornamental

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

ornamental(adjective)

used for ornament

an ornamental pool in the garden.

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