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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. deck, adorn, decorate, grace, embellish, beautifyverb

    be beautiful to look at

    "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"

  3. invest, clothe, adornverb

    furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors

Wiktionary

  1. adornverb

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adornverb

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

  2. Adornnoun

    adornment

  3. Adornadjective

    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.]

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  1. and/or

  2. radon

  3. andro

  4. NORAD

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Numerology

  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

Examples of adorn in a Sentence

  1. Chuck Schumer:

    It is only fitting that his name should adorn a physical institution of the Senate, particularly one that housed the Armed Services Committee.

  2. Epictetus:

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

  3. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

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

  4. Firdausi:

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

Images & Illustrations of adorn

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    (used of persons) bound to a tract of land; hence their service is transferable from owner to owner
    • A. ravening
    • B. contiguous
    • C. tacky
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