from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Something that decorates or adorns; an embellishment.
- n. A person considered as a source of pride, honor, or credit: a singer who is an ornament to the world of opera.
- n. Music A note or group of notes that embellishes a melody.
- transitive v. To furnish with ornaments: ornamented the windows with hanging plants.
- transitive v. To be an ornament to: "The babies ornament her ankles, dangle from her pant legs” ( Carolyn Chute).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An element of decoration.
- n. A Christmas tree decoration
- n. A musical flourish that are unnecessary to the overall melodic or harmonic line, but serve to decorate or "ornament" that line.
- v. To decorate.
- v. To add to.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That which embellishes or adorns; that which adds grace or beauty; embellishment; decoration; adornment.
- transitive v. To adorn; to deck; to embellish; to beautify.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any accessory, adjunct, or trapping that serves for use or for both use and adornment, or such accessories, adjuncts, or trappings collectively; hence, equipment, vesture, dress, attire, etc.
- n. Something added as an embellishment; that which embellishes or adorns; whatever lends or is intended to lend grace or beauty to that to which it is added or belongs, as a jewel, a rhetorical embellishment, etc.
- n. An honorary distinction; a decoration; a mark of honor.
- n. One who adds luster to one's sphere or surroundings: as, he is an ornament of his profession.
- n. Embellishment or adornments collectively or in the abstract; adornment; ornamentation; decoration: as, a thing suitable for either use or ornament.
- n. Outward appearance; mere display.
- n. Synonyms Embellishment, adornment. See adorn.
- To adorn; deck; embellish: as, to ornament a building with sculpture or painting.
- Synonyms Adorn, Ornament, Decorate, etc. See adorn.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. be an ornament to
- v. make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
- n. something used to beautify
_Tooth ornament_ -- an ornament resembling a row of teeth, sometimes called dog's tooth and shark's tooth.
But unlike with a laptop or an iPad, the profit margin on a Santa suit or a Christmas tree ornament is simply not that big.
Sascha nibbled on another piece of chocolate as she picked up a beautiful ornament from the box on the table.
Mnemonic ornament from the cubiculum from the villa of P. Fannius Synistor, 50-40 BCE.
That caterpiller ornament is the cutest thing I have ever seen.
This ornament is still seen in the older saloons of Damascus: the inscriptions are usually religious sentences, extracts from the Koran, etc., in uncial characters.
As Hay saw it, the task was to “put facts together without a word of ornament or fancy.”
But ekphrastic ornament is a kind of foreign body within epic that threatens to reverse the natural literary priorities of time over space, narrative over description, and turn the sublimities of epic over to the flattering blandishments of epideictic rhetoric.
With the other species the males compete in ornament, and the females select.
With us the females compete in ornament, and the males select.