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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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