What does adorn mean?

Definitions for adornəˈdɔrn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word adorn.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify(verb)

    make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

    "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"

  2. deck, adorn, decorate, grace, embellish, beautify(verb)

    be beautiful to look at

    "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"

  3. invest, clothe, adorn(verb)

    furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors


  1. adorn(Verb)

    To make more beautiful and attractive; to decorate.

  2. Origin: From aournen (late adornen), from aorner ( adorner), from adornare, present active infinitive of adorno; from ad + orno. See adore, ornate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adorn(verb)

    to deck or dress with ornaments; to embellish; to set off to advantage; to render pleasing or attractive

  2. Adorn(noun)


  3. Adorn(adj)

    adorned; decorated

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Adorn

    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. adornāread, to, ornāre, to furnish.]

Anagrams for adorn »

  1. and/or

  2. radon

  3. andro

  4. NORAD


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adorn in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adorn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Epictetus:

    Know, first, who you are and then adorn yourself accordingly.

  2. Epictetus:

    Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly.

  3. Firdausi:

    Adorn thy mind with knowledge, for knowledge maketh thy worth.

  4. Epictetus:

    Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.

  5. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    If you want to be really beautiful, adorn yourself with a smile.

Images & Illustrations of adorn

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