adornment

  • 1 adornment — [n1] decorating, enhancing beautification, decoration, embellishment, gilding, ornamentation, trimming; concepts 162,177 Ant. plainness adornment [n2] a decoration accessory, dingbat, doodad, embellishment, fandangle*, floss*, frill, frippery,… …

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  • 2 Adornment — A*dorn ment ( ment), n. [Cf. OF. adornement. See {Adorn}.] An adorning; an ornament; a decoration. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 adornment — index motif Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 adornment — (n.) late 14c., act of adorning; also a thing which adorns; from O.Fr. aornement ornament, decoration, from aorner (see ADORN (Cf. adorn)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 adornment — [ə dôrn′mənt] n. 1. an adorning or being adorned 2. a decoration or ornament …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 adornment — [[t]ədɔ͟ː(r)nmənt[/t]] adornments 1) N VAR An adornment is something that is used to make a person or thing more beautiful. It was a building without any adornment or decoration. 2) N UNCOUNT Adornment is the process of making something more… …

    English dictionary

  • 7 adornment — UK [əˈdɔː(r)nmənt] / US [əˈdɔrnmənt] noun Word forms adornment : singular adornment plural adornments 1) [countable/uncountable] decorations, or a single decoration 2) [uncountable] the process of decorating something …

    English dictionary

  • 8 adornment — /euh dawrn meuhnt/, n. 1. something that adds attractiveness; ornament; accessory: the adornments and furnishings of a room. 2. ornamentation; embellishment: personal adornment. [1470 80; ADORN + MENT; r. late ME aournement < MF] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 9 adornment — noun a) A decoration; that which adorns. The draperies did little to keep out the light; rather, they were mainly there as adornment for the windows. b) The act of decorating …

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  • 10 adornment — noun why all the adornment just for a casual dinner party? we purchased way more adornments than we could ever use Syn: decoration, embellishment, ornamentation, ornament, enhancement; beautification, prettification; frill, accessory, doodad,… …

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  • 11 adornment — a•dorn•ment [[t]əˈdɔrn mənt[/t]] n. 1) something that adds attractiveness; an ornament; accessory 2) ornamentation; embellishment: personal adornment[/ex] • Etymology: 1470–80 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 12 adornment — /əˈdɔnmənt/ (say uh dawnmuhnt) noun 1. an ornament: the adornments and furnishings of a room. 2. the process of adorning: to spend hours on personal adornment …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 adornment — adorn ► VERB ▪ make more attractive or beautiful; decorate. DERIVATIVES adornment noun. ORIGIN Latin adornare deck out, decorate …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 adornment — noun Date: 14th century 1. the action of adorning ; the state of being adorned 2. something that adorns …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 adornment — Synonyms and related words: adjunct, arrangement, beauties, beautification, beauty treatment, color, color patterns, colors, colors of rhetoric, decor, decoration, elaboration, elegant variation, embellishment, emblazonment, emblazonry,… …

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  • 16 adornment — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The act of decorating] Syn. ornamentation, embellishment, gilding; see decoration 1 . 2. [A decoration] Syn. ornament, trimming, frill, accessory; see decoration 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. ornament, decoration,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 adornment — a|dorn|ment [əˈdo:nmənt US o:r ] n formal 1.) something that you use to decorate something 2.) [U] the act of decorating something …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 adornment — a|dorn|ment [ ə dɔrnmənt ] noun 1. ) count a decoration 2. ) uncount the process of decorating something …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 adornment — a dorn·ment || mÉ™nt n. decoration, ornament, something which beautifies; jewelry …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 adornment — noun 1 (C) something that you use to decorate something 2 (U) the act of adorning something …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English