What does Ornamental mean?

Definitions for Ornamental
ˌɔr nəˈmɛn tlor·na·men·tal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ornamentaladjective

    any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value

  2. cosmetic, decorative, ornamentaladjective

    serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose

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


  1. ornamentalnoun

    An ornamental plant.

  2. ornamentaladjective

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Ornamentaladjective

    Serving to decoration; giving embellishment.

    Etymology: from ornament.

    Some think it most ornamental to wear their bracelets on their wrists, other about their ancles. Brown.

    If the kind be capable of more perfection, though rather in the ornamental parts of it, than the essential, what rules of morality or respect have I broken, in naming the defects that they may hereafter be amended? Dryden.

    Even the Heathens have esteemed this variety not only ornamental to the earth, but a proof of the wisdom of the creator. John Woodward, Nat. Hist.

    If no advancement of knowledge can be had from universities, the time there spent is lost; every ornamental part of education is better taught elsewhere. Jonathan Swift, on Religion.


  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".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ornamental in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ornamental in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Ornamental in a Sentence

  1. Ann Wilson:

    It was darn nigh impossible for women in rock in the 70s. There wasn't a mold if you were a woman and you were in the entertainment in the 70s. You were probably a disco diva or a folk singer, or simply ornamental. Radio would play only one woman per hour.

  2. An Adani source:

    We always had plans for the ornamental snakes and lizards found there.

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