Definitions for ornateɔrˈneɪt

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word ornate

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

or•nateɔrˈneɪt(adj.)

  1. elaborately adorned, often excessively or showily so.

  2. rhetorically florid:

    ornate writing.

    Category: Rhetoric

Origin of ornate:

1375–1425; late ME < L ornātus well-equipped

or•nate′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. flowery, ornate(adj)

    marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details

    "a flowery speech"; "ornate rhetoric taught out of the rule of Plato"-John Milton

Wiktionary

  1. ornate(Verb)

    To adorn; to honour.

    They may ornate and sanctify the name of God. uE000151156uE001 Latimer.

  2. ornate(Adjective)

    elaborately ornamented, often to excess

  3. ornate(Adjective)

    flashy, flowery or showy

  4. Origin: From ornatus, past participle of ornare.


Translations for ornate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

ornate(adjective)

with a lot of ornament

an ornate doorway.

Get even more translations for ornate »

Translation

Find a translation for the ornate definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these ornate definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"ornate." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 18 Sep. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/ornate>.

Are we missing a good definition for ornate?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for ornate: