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English noun: ornament

1. ornament (artifact) something used to beautify

Synonymsdecoration, ornamentation

Broader (hypernym)artefact, artifact

Narrower (hyponym)adornment, arabesque, architectural ornament, beading, beadwork, bow, brass, centerpiece, centrepiece, Christmas tree, cockade, decor, design, embellishment, encrustation, falderol, figure, fin, finial, floral arrangement, flower arrangement, folderal, frill, gargoyle, garnish, garnish, gimcrack, gimcrackery, graffiti, graffito, hanging, hood ornament, incrustation, inlay, interior decoration, knob, lunula, molding, moulding, nailhead, necklet, nonsense, overlay, pattern, pommel, rivet, rosemaling, set decoration, sgraffito, spiral, sprig, stud, tail fin, tailfin, tinsel, tracery, trumpery, volute, wall hanging, wind bell, wind chime

English verb: ornament

1. ornament (creation) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

SamplesDecorate the room for the party.
Beautify yourself for the special day.

Synonymsadorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)applique, bard, barde, bead, bedeck, bedight, bedizen, begild, bejewel, beset, bespangle, blazon, braid, broider, caparison, color, colour, deck, dress, dress ship, dress up, emblazon, emblazon, embroider, enamel, encrust, engild, festoon, filet, fillet, flag, fledge, flight, foliate, fret, fringe, garland, garnish, gild, gild the lily, hang, illuminate, illustrate, incrust, inlay, jewel, lacquer, landscape, paint the lily, panel, pipe, prank, redecorate, scallop, smock, spangle, stick, stucco, tart up, tinsel, trim, trim, vermiculate, wreathe

Verb groupornament

2. ornament (stative) be an ornament to

SamplesStars ornamented the Christmas tree.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)adorn, beautify, deck, decorate, embellish, grace

Verb groupadorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament

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