What does decoration mean?

Definitions for decoration
ˌdɛk əˈreɪ ʃəndec·o·ra·tion

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. decoration, ornament, ornamentationnoun

    something used to beautify

  2. decoration, laurel wreath, medal, medallion, palm, ribbonnoun

    an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event

  3. decorationnoun

    the act of decorating something (in the hope of making it more attractive)

Wiktionary

  1. decorationnoun

    The act of adorning, embellishing, or honoring; ornamentation.

    Etymology: From decoratio: compare décoration

  2. decorationnoun

    That which adorns, enriches, or beautifies; something added by way of embellishment; ornament.

    Etymology: From decoratio: compare décoration

  3. decorationnoun

    Specifically, any mark of honor to be worn upon the person, as a medal, cross, or ribbon of an order of knighthood, bestowed for services in war, great achievements in literature, art, etc.

    Etymology: From decoratio: compare décoration

Webster Dictionary

  1. Decorationnoun

    the act of adorning, embellishing, or honoring; ornamentation

    Etymology: [LL. decoratio: cf. F. dcoration.]

  2. Decorationnoun

    that which adorns, enriches, or beautifies; something added by way of embellishment; ornament

    Etymology: [LL. decoratio: cf. F. dcoration.]

  3. Decorationnoun

    specifically, any mark of honor to be worn upon the person, as a medal, cross, or ribbon of an order of knighthood, bestowed for services in war, great achievements in literature, art, etc

    Etymology: [LL. decoratio: cf. F. dcoration.]

Matched Categories

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'decoration' in Nouns Frequency: #2454

Anagrams for decoration »

  1. carotenoid, co-ordinate, coordinate, coördinate

  2. Coordinate

How to pronounce decoration?

How to say decoration in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of decoration in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of decoration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of decoration in a Sentence

  1. Wendy Neampui:

    Our project … is not only to work on making beautiful things from trash, but also to educate people that trash can be a decoration in the home.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Happy Memorial Day! The celebration of "Memorial Day" had began after the Civil War, when it was known as “Decoration Day.” Today, Memorial Day is a very special day in America, on the last Monday in May, when we honor all American Heroes who sacrificed their lives for our great nation. Our respectful salute to all American Heroes. God Bless America!

  3. James Baldwin:

    Americans, unhappily, have the most remarkable ability to alchemize all bitter truths into an innocuous but piquant confection and to transform their moral contradictions, or public discussion of such contradictions, into a proud decoration, such as are given for heroism on the battle field.

  4. Grayson Kirk:

    The most important function of education at any level is to develop the personality of the individual and the significance of his life to himself and to others. This is the basic architecture of a life the rest is ornamentation and decoration of the structure.

  5. Senator Harris:

    >( CNN) In Wednesday night's Democratic presidential debate in Detroit, Tulsi Gabbard decided to drop her opposition research book right on Kamala Harris. . duval-3 { width :100 % ; position : relative ; border : 1px solid # 979797 ; border-left : none ; border-right : none ; padding : 20px 0 ; box-sizing : border-box ; - webkit-box-sizing : border-box ; - moz-box-sizing : border-box ; margin : auto ; max-width : 660px ; }. duval-3 a { color : # 1a1a1a ; text-decoration : none ; font-size : 0 ; }. duval-3 a : hover { color : #d 9d9d9 ; text-decoration : underline ; - moz-text-decoration-color : #d 9d9d9 ; text-decoration-color : #d 9d9d9 ; }. duval-3 > a > * { vertical-align : top ; display : inline-block ; }. duval-3 > a > div { display : inline-block ; font-size :1.0666667 rem ; width : 80 % ; padding-top : 0px ; padding-left : 2 % ; }. duval-3 > a > img { width : 18 % ; height : auto ; } @media screen and( max-width :640 px) {. duval-3 > a > * { display : block ; margin : auto ; }. duval-3 > a > div { width : 100 % ; }. duval-3 > a > img { width : 50 % ; } } THE POINT -- NOW ON YOUTUBE ! In each episode of his weekly YouTube show, Chris Cillizza will delve a little deeper into the surreal world of politics. Click to subscribe ! Amid a broader conversation about criminal justice reform between the California senator and former Vice President Joe Biden, the moderators turned to the Hawaii congresswoman. And she unloaded : but I'm deeply concerned about this record. There are too many examples to cite but Senator Harris put over 1,500 people in jail for marijuana violations and then laughed about it when Senator Harris was asked if Senator Harris ever smoked marijuana.

Images & Illustrations of decoration

  1. decorationdecorationdecorationdecorationdecoration

Popularity rank by frequency of use

decoration#10000#10470#100000

Translations for decoration

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • орден, украшение, украсяване, украсаBulgarian
  • výzdobaCzech
  • Verschönerung, Verschönern, Dekorieren, Dekoration, AuszeichnungGerman
  • διακόσμησηGreek
  • ornamaĵoEsperanto
  • condecoraciónSpanish
  • تزیینPersian
  • kunniamerkki, koristelu, ansiomerkki, koristeFinnish
  • décorationFrench
  • अलंकार, सजावटHindi
  • dekoráció, díszítés, dísz, ékítés, rendjel, érdemrend, kitüntetés, díszítmény, éremHungarian
  • զարդ, շքանշանArmenian
  • decorazioneItalian
  • 飾り, デコレーション, 装飾Japanese
  • украс, одликување, украсување, красењеMacedonian
  • അലങ്കാരംMalayalam
  • versieren, decoratie, versiering, medailleDutch
  • dekorasjonNorwegian
  • condecoração, decoraçãoPortuguese
  • ornamentație, decorație, împodobire, decorare, ornament, înfrumusețareRomanian
  • украшение, декорация, наградаRussian
  • dekoration, dekoreringSwedish
  • pamboSwahili
  • அலங்காரம்Tamil
  • అలంకరణTelugu
  • سجاوٹUrdu

Get even more translations for decoration »

Translation

Find a translation for the decoration definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these decoration definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "decoration." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 7 Dec. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/decoration>.

    Are we missing a good definition for decoration? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    established or prearranged unalterably
    • A. ectomorphic
    • B. foreordained
    • C. unsealed
    • D. arbitrary

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for decoration: