from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Serving to decorate or embellish; ornamental.
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- adj. That serves to decorate
- n. A plant, tile, etc. intended for use as decoration.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Suited to decorate or embellish; adorning.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to decoration; concerned with decoration: as, decorative art.
- Of an ornamental nature; decorating; embellishing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose
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The architects and the artists who are associated with them in the work of supplying us with what we call decorative arts of all sorts, form the only class of the community to whom the rest of the community can look to for advancement in this direction.
Schwanthaler had remarkable powers of invention and a fruitful imagination; in these points he ranks with the first of modern sculptors; but his works rarely rise above what we call decorative art, and in spite of his excellent gifts he lacked the power to arouse any enthusiasm for his statues.
Cloth was expensive and hard to come by so the fabric often could not be spared for use in decorative work such as a quilt; previously worn clothing would more likely be refashioned to be worn by another family member.
Above the eagle and shield are three stars, which are purely decorative is in the centre of the shirt and the makers, Le Coq Sportif, have their logo on the top right of the shirt.
Traditional Savon de Marseille Olive oil Soap block in decorative tin
His work is regarded as one of the outstanding achievements in American decorative arts.
Check out this gallery of hand-painted Russian mice in decorative styles includingÂChochloma, generally used on decorative plates and dishes.
But the ornament may also have taken its comma-like shape from the Yo and the Yin, the positive and the negative principles which by Chinese cosmographists were accounted the great primordial factors, and which occupy a prominent place in Japanese decorative art as the tomoye.
'What is true about the drama and the novel is no less true about those arts that we call the decorative arts.
What is true about the drama and the novel is no less true about those arts that we call the decorative arts.