What does ornament mean?

Definitions for ornament
ˈɔr nə mənt; -ˌmɛnt, -məntor·na·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decoration, ornament, ornamentationverb

    something used to beautify

  2. 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"

  3. ornamentverb

    be an ornament to

    "stars ornamented the Christmas tree"

Wiktionary

  1. ornamentnoun

    An element of decoration.

    Etymology: From ornament, from ornement, from ornamentum, from ornare.

  2. ornamentnoun

    A Christmas tree decoration

    Etymology: From ornament, from ornement, from ornamentum, from ornare.

  3. ornamentnoun

    A musical flourish that are unnecessary to the overall melodic or harmonic line, but serve to decorate or "ornament" that line.

    Etymology: From ornament, from ornement, from ornamentum, from ornare.

  4. ornamentverb

    To decorate.

    We will ornament the windows with trim to make the room seem brighter.

    Etymology: From ornament, from ornement, from ornamentum, from ornare.

  5. ornamentverb

    To add to.

    The editor ornamented his plain writing, making it fancier but less clear.

    Etymology: From ornament, from ornement, from ornamentum, from ornare.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ornament

    or′na-ment, n. anything that adds grace or beauty: additional beauty: a mark of honour: (pl., Pr. Bk.) all the articles used in the services of the church.—v.t. to adorn: to furnish with ornaments.—adj. Ornament′al, serving to adorn or beautify.—adv. Ornament′ally.—ns. Ornamentā′tion, act or art of ornamenting: (archit.) ornamental work; Or′namenter; Or′namentist.—adj. Ornate′, ornamented: decorated: highly finished, esp. applied to a style of writing.—adv. Ornate′ly.—n. Ornate′ness. [Fr. ornement—L. ornamentumornāre, to adorn.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ornament in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ornament in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of ornament in a Sentence

  1. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Love is the greatest ornament in your heart; wisdom is the greatest ornament in your mind.

  2. Edmund Burke:

    Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society.

  3. William Wordsworth:

    She was a phantom of delight When first she gleam'd upon my sight A lovely apparition, sent To be a moment's ornament.

  4. Amos Bronson Alcott:

    Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture.

  5. Joseph Addison:

    Education is a companion which no misfortune can depress, no crime can destroy, no enemy can alienate,no despotism can enslave. At home, a friend, abroad, an introduction, in solitude a solace and in society an ornament.It chastens vice, it guides virtue, it gives at once grace and government to genius. Without it, what is man A splendid slave, a reasoning savage.

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