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English noun: decoration

1. decoration (artifact) something used to beautify

Synonymsornament, 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

2. decoration (communication) an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event

Synonymslaurel wreath, medal, medallion, palm, ribbon

Broader (hypernym)accolade, award, honor, honour, laurels

Narrower (hyponym)Air Medal, Bronze Star, Bronze Star Medal, Congressional Medal of Honor, Croix de Guerre, Distinguished Conduct Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Order, Medaille Militaire, Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, Oak Leaf Cluster, Order of the Purple Heart, Purple Heart, Silver Star, Silver Star Medal, Victoria Cross

3. decoration (act) the act of decorating something (in the hope of making it more attractive)

Broader (hypernym)change of state

Narrower (hyponym)adornment, embellishment, figuration, marking, ornamentation, tattoo, tessellation, titivation, tittivation, trimming, window dressing

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