Festoon
Festoon \Fes*toon"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Festooned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Festooning}.] To form in festoons, or to adorn with festoons. [1913 Webster]

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  • Festoon — (from French feston , Italian festone , from a Late Latin festo , originally a festal garland, Latin festum , feast), a wreath or garland, and so in architecture a conventional arrangement of flowers, foliage or fruit bound together and suspended …   Wikipedia

  • festoon — ► NOUN 1) an ornamental chain or garland of flowers, leaves, or ribbons, hung in a curve. 2) a carved or moulded ornament representing a festoon. ► VERB ▪ decorate with festoons or other decorations. ORIGIN Italian festone festive ornament …   English terms dictionary

  • festoon — [fes to͞on′] n. [Fr feston < It festone < festa < VL: see FEAST] 1. a wreath or garland of flowers, leaves, paper, etc. hanging in a loop or curve 2. any carved or molded decoration resembling this, as on furniture vt. 1. to adorn or… …   English World dictionary

  • Festoon — Fes*toon , n. [F. feston (cf. Sp. feston, It. festone), prob. fr. L. festum festival. See {Feast}.] 1. A garland or wreath hanging in a depending curve, used in decoration for festivals, etc.; anything arranged in this way. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • festoon — (n.) 1620s, from Fr. feston (16c.), from It. festone, lit. a festive ornament, apparently from festa celebration, feast, from V.L. *festa (see FEAST (Cf. feast)). The verb is attested from 1789. Related: Festooned …   Etymology dictionary

  • festoon — [v] decorate adorn, deck, drape, garnish, hang, trim, wreath; concepts 162,177 …   New thesaurus

  • festoon — I UK [feˈstuːn] / US [feˈstun] verb [transitive] Word forms festoon : present tense I/you/we/they festoon he/she/it festoons present participle festooning past tense festooned past participle festooned to decorate something with bright and… …   English dictionary

  • festoon — /fe stoohn /, n. 1. a string or chain of flowers, foliage, ribbon, etc., suspended in a curve between two points. 2. a decorative representation of this, as in architectural work or on pottery. 3. a fabric suspended, draped, and bound at… …   Universalium

  • festoon — fes•toon [[t]fɛˈstun[/t]] n. 1) a string or chain of flowers, foliage, ribbon, etc., suspended in a curve between two points 2) a decorative representation of this, as in architectural work or on pottery 3) to adorn with or as if with festoons:… …   From formal English to slang

  • festoon — fes|toon1 [feˈstu:n] v [T usually passive] to cover something with flowers, long pieces of material etc, especially for decoration be festooned with/in sth ▪ Malaga was festooned with banners and flags in honour of the king s visit. festoon 2… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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