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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"


  1. festoonnoun

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

    Etymology: From feston

  2. festoonnoun

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

    Etymology: From feston

  3. festoonnoun

    A raised cable with light globes attached.

    Etymology: From feston

  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.

    Etymology: From feston

  5. festoonnoun

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

    Etymology: From feston

  6. festoonverb

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

    Etymology: From feston

  7. festoonverb

    To make festoons.

    Etymology: From feston

  8. festoonverb

    To decorate or bedeck abundantly.

    Etymology: From feston

Webster Dictionary

  1. Festoonnoun

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

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

  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

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

  3. Festoonverb

    to form in festoons, or to adorn with festoons

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


  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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  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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  • гирлянда, фестонBulgarian
  • guirlande, lyskædeDanish
  • Lichterkette, Girlande, FestonGerman
  • enguirnaldar, festón, guirnaldaSpanish
  • koristeköynnös, valoköynnös, siltaFinnish
  • guirlande, feston, enguirlander, guirlande lumineuseFrench
  • blómsveigurIcelandic
  • ghirlanda, inghirlandare, festoneItalian
  • tākekeMāori
  • festoenDutch
  • фестон, украшать фестонами, украшать гирляндами, гирляндаRussian

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