What does festoon mean?

Definitions for festoon
fɛˈstunfes·toon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. festoonnoun

    a curtain of fabric draped and bound at intervals to form graceful curves

  2. festoonnoun

    an embellishment consisting of a decorative representation of a string of flowers suspended between two points; used on pottery or in architectural work

  3. festoon, festooneryverb

    flower chains suspended in curves between points as a decoration

  4. festoonverb

    decorate with strings of flowers

    "The public buildings were festooned for the holiday"

Wiktionary

  1. festoonnoun

    An ornament such as a garland or chain which hangs loosely from two tacked spots.

  2. festoonnoun

    A bas-relief, painting, or structural motif resembling such an ornament.

  3. festoonnoun

    A raised cable with light globes attached.

  4. festoonnoun

    A cloud on Jupiter that hangs out of its home belt or zone into an adjacent area forming a curved finger-like image or a complete loop back to its home belt or zone.

  5. festoonnoun

    Any of a series of wrinkles on the backs of some ticks.

  6. festoonverb

    To hang ornaments, such as garlands or chains, which hang loosely from two tacked spots.

  7. festoonverb

    To make festoons.

  8. festoonverb

    To decorate or bedeck abundantly.

  9. Etymology: From feston

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Festoonnoun

    In architecture, an ornament of carved work in the form of a wreath or garland of flowers, or leaves twisted together, thickest at the middle, and suspended by the two extremes, whence it hangs down perpendicularly. John Harris

    Etymology: feston, French.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Festoonnoun

    a garland or wreath hanging in a depending curve, used in decoration for festivals, etc.; anything arranged in this way

  2. Festoonnoun

    a carved ornament consisting of flowers, and leaves, intermixed or twisted together, wound with a ribbon, and hanging or depending in a natural curve. See Illust. of Bucranium

  3. Festoonverb

    to form in festoons, or to adorn with festoons

  4. Etymology: [F. feston (cf. Sp. feston, It. festone), prob. fr. L. festum festival. See Feast.]

Freebase

  1. Festoon

    A Festoon, is a wreath or garland, and in architecture typically a carved ornament depicting conventional arrangement of flowers, foliage or fruit bound together and suspended by ribbons. The motif is sometimes known as a swag when depicting fabric or linen.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Festoon

    fes-tōōn′, n. a garland suspended between two points: (archit.) an ornament like a wreath of flowers, &c.—v.t. to adorn with festoons.—n. Festoon′-blind, a window-blind of cloth gathered into rows of festoons in its width. [Fr. feston—Low L. festo(n-), a garland—L. festum.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of festoon in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of festoon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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  • إكليلArabic
  • гирлянда, фестонBulgarian
  • lyskæde, guirlandeDanish
  • Feston, Lichterkette, GirlandeGerman
  • enguirnaldar, guirnalda, festónSpanish
  • فستونPersian
  • valoköynnös, silta, koristeköynnösFinnish
  • enguirlander, feston, guirlande lumineuse, guirlandeFrench
  • blómsveigurIcelandic
  • ghirlanda, inghirlandare, festoneItalian
  • tākekeMāori
  • festoenDutch
  • украшать гирляндами, фестон, гирлянда, украшать фестонамиRussian
  • פעסטאָןYiddish

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