Definitions for adorn
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word adorn.
decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautifyverb
make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
"Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
deck, adorn, decorate, grace, embellish, beautifyverb
be beautiful to look at
"Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"
invest, clothe, adornverb
furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors
To make more beautiful and attractive; to decorate.
Etymology: From aournen (late adornen), from aorner (adorner), from adornare, present active infinitive of adorno; from ad + orno. See adore, ornate.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: adorno, Lat.
He hath cloathed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. Isaiah, lxi. 10.
Yet ’tis not to adorn and gild each part,
That shews more cost than art;
Jewels at nose and lips, but ill appear. Abraham Cowley.
A gallery adorned with the pictures or statues of the invention of things useful to human life. Abraham Cowley.
This will supply men’s tongues with many new things, to be named, adorned, and described, in their discourse. Thomas Sprat, History of the Royal Society.
Thousands there are in darker fame that dwell,
Whose names some nobler poem shall adorn;
For, though unknown to me, they sure fought well. Dryd.
to deck or dress with ornaments; to embellish; to set off to advantage; to render pleasing or attractive
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ad-orn′, v.t. to deck or dress: to embellish.—n. (Spens.) adornment.—adj. (Milton) adorned, ornate.—n. Adorn′ment, ornament: decoration. [O. Fr. aörner, adorner—L. adornāre—ad, to, ornāre, to furnish.]
The numerical value of adorn in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of adorn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
It is only fitting that his name should adorn a physical institution of the Senate, particularly one that housed the Armed Services Committee.
Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly.
If you want to be really beautiful, adorn yourself with a smile.
Adorn thy mind with knowledge, for knowledge maketh thy worth.
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- украсявам, окичвамBulgarian
- zieren, verzieren, schmückenGerman
- engalanar, adornar, ornarSpanish
- komistaa, koristella, koristaaFinnish
- parer, décorer, ornerFrench
- sgeadaichScottish Gaelic
- קישט, עיטרHebrew
- fregiare, abbellire, decorare, adornare, contornare, imbellettare, ornareItalian
- rākai, rākeiMāori
- decora, înfrumuseța, ornamenta, împodobi, ornaRomanian
- украша́ть, укра́ситьRussian
- pryda, smyckaSwedish
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