Ornate Or*nate", v. t. To adorn; to honor. [R.] [1913 Webster]

They may ornate and sanctify the name of God. --Latimer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • ornate — ornate, rococo, baroque, flamboyant, florid can all mean elaborately and often pretentiously decorated or designed. Ornate is applicable to anything heavily adorned or ornamented or conspicuously embellished {an ornate style of architecture} {the …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Ornate — Or*nate , a. [L. ornatus, p. p. of ornare to adorn.] 1. Elaborately adorned or decorated; beautifully sumptuous. So bedecked, ornate, and gay. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Finely finished, as a style of composition. [1913 Webster] A graceful and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ornate — index elaborate, grandiose, meretricious, pretentious (ostentatious) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ornate — ORNÁTE s. pl. v. odăjdii, veşminte. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime …   Dicționar Român

  • ornate — (adj.) early 15c., from L. ornatus adorned, pp. of ornare adorn, fit out, from stem of ordo order (see ORDER (Cf. order)). Earliest reference is to literary style. Related: Ornately …   Etymology dictionary

  • ornate — [adj] fancily decorated adorned, aureate, baroque, beautiful, bedecked, bright, brilliant, busy, colored, convoluted, dazzling, elaborate, elegant, embroidered, fancy, fine, flamboyant, flashy, flaunting, florid, flowery, fussy, gaudy, gilded,… …   New thesaurus

  • ornate — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ elaborately or highly decorated. DERIVATIVES ornately adverb ornateness noun. ORIGIN from Latin ornare adorn …   English terms dictionary

  • ornate — [ôr nāt′] adj. [ME < L ornatus, pp. of ornare: see ORNAMENT] 1. heavily ornamented or adorned, often to excess 2. showy or flowery, as some literary styles ornately adv. ornateness n …   English World dictionary

  • ornate — [[t]ɔ(r)ne͟ɪt[/t]] ADJ GRADED An ornate building, piece of furniture, or object is decorated with complicated patterns or shapes. ...an ornate iron staircase. ...the big dining room with its massive fireplace and ornate ceiling. Syn: elaborate… …   English dictionary

  • ornate — ornately, adv. ornateness, n. /awr nayt /, adj. 1. elaborately or sumptuously adorned, often excessively or showily so: They bought an ornate Louis XIV sofa. 2. embellished with rhetoric; florid or high flown: an ornate style of writing. [1375… …   Universalium

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