What does decoration mean?

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

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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.

  2. decorationnoun

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

  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.

  4. Etymology: From decoratio: compare décoration

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Decorationnoun

    Ornament; embellishment; added beauty.

    Etymology: from decorate.

    The ensigns of virtues contribute to the ornament of figures; such as the decorations belonging to the liberal arts, and to war. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.

    This helm and heavy buckler I can spare,
    As only decorations of the war:
    So Mars is arm’d for glory, not for need. Dryden.

ChatGPT

  1. decoration

    Decoration refers to the act of adorning, embellishing, or enhancing the appearance of a person, object, or space using various aesthetic elements such as ornaments, accessories, or designs. It can also refer to the item used in this process to make something more attractive or festive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Decorationnoun

    the act of adorning, embellishing, or honoring; ornamentation

  2. Decorationnoun

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

  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

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

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams for decoration »

  1. carotenoid

  2. co-ordinate

  3. coordinate

  4. coördinate

  5. coronadite

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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. Aneta Mascaro:

    That’s for sure – decoration drama definitely.

  2. Le Nechet:

    The decoration is magnificent at this New Orleans-inspired spot, voodoo, sorcery, the menu printed on tarot cards... This cocktail bar really stands out because of this cool, unique décor.

  3. Emily Lyons:

    Remodeling after a breakup depends on the individual and the breakup, if it is going to help you be happy and move on then absolutely it’s a necessity. At one New York City interior design firm they even have a term( used internally) for such projects : break-up decoration therapy. Sean Juneja, CEO of Dcor Aid, says Dcor Aid’s important to start in the bedroom, the most intimate space you shared. Even if you ca n’t afford to knock down any walls, paint them.

  4. Photographer Selim Harbi:

    For me, it opens a broad spectrum of reflection about the image of Africa -- how is Africa represented, has been represented, has been broadcasted, has been framed and photographed, i want to break the cliche. ... To make people maybe understand that Africa is not an exotic idea. It's not just a mask that you can just put in your house as a decoration.

  5. Elizabeth Emanuel:

    It was absolutely plain and pure and elegant, past royal wedding gowns tend to be very classic and very traditional, and this was n’t because it did not have all the lace and all the decoration and anything on it. It was a new kind of look, but still classical and regal.

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Translations for decoration

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • украса, орден, украсяване, украшениеBulgarian
  • výzdobaCzech
  • Dekorieren, Dekoration, Verschönerung, Verschönern, AuszeichnungGerman
  • διακόσμησηGreek
  • ornamaĵoEsperanto
  • condecoraciónSpanish
  • تزیینPersian
  • koristelu, ansiomerkki, kunniamerkki, koristeFinnish
  • décorationFrench
  • अलंकार, सजावटHindi
  • kitüntetés, dísz, érdemrend, díszítmény, ékítés, díszítés, dekoráció, érem, rendjelHungarian
  • շքանշան, զարդArmenian
  • decorazioneItalian
  • 装飾, デコレーション, 飾りJapanese
  • украсување, одликување, украс, красењеMacedonian
  • അലങ്കാരംMalayalam
  • decoratie, versiering, medaille, versierenDutch
  • dekorasjonNorwegian
  • decoração, condecoraçãoPortuguese
  • înfrumusețare, ornament, ornamentație, decorare, împodobire, decorațieRomanian
  • декорация, украшение, наградаRussian
  • dekoration, dekoreringSwedish
  • pamboSwahili
  • அலங்காரம்Tamil
  • అలంకరణTelugu
  • سجاوٹUrdu

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