Definitions for ornateɔrˈneɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  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


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


  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.

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with a lot of ornament

an ornate doorway.

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