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Definition 1: something used to beautify - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for ornament in the sense of this definition

(ornament is a kind of ...) a man-made object taken as a whole

(... is a kind of ornament ) a layer of decorative material (such as gold leaf or wood veneer) applied over a surface

(... is a kind of ornament ) decoration worn about the neck (fur piece or tight necklace) as an ornament

(... is a kind of ornament ) something resembling the head of a nail that is used as an ornamental device

(... is a kind of ornament ) a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing

(... is a kind of ornament ) a crescent-shaped metal ornament of the Bronze Age

(... is a kind of ornament ) an ornament in the shape of a ball on the hilt of a sword or dagger

(... is a kind of ornament ) decoration consisting of the layout and furnishings of a livable interior

(... is a kind of ornament ) a decoration made by fitting pieces of wood into prepared slots in a surface

(... is a kind of ornament ) a Scandinavian style of carved or painted decoration (as on furniture or walls or dinnerware) consisting of floral motifs

(... is a kind of ornament ) a decoration used as part of the set of a theatrical or movie production

(... is a kind of ornament ) a decorative arrangement of pieces of metal or glass or pottery that hang together loosely so the wind can cause them to tinkle

(... is a kind of ornament ) decoration consisting of an open pattern of interlacing ribs

(... is a kind of ornament ) a showy decoration that is basically valueless

"all the tinsel of self-promotion"

(... is a kind of ornament ) one of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile

(... is a kind of ornament ) ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt)

(... is a kind of ornament ) an ornament that resembles a spray of leaves or flowers

(... is a kind of ornament ) ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center

(... is a kind of ornament ) a ceramic or mural decoration made by scratching off a surface layer to reveal the ground

(... is a kind of ornament ) a decorative coating of contrasting material that is applied to a surface as an inlay or overlay

(... is a kind of ornament ) an ornament on the front of the hood of a car emblematic of the manufacturer

(... is a kind of ornament ) an ornamented evergreen used as a Christmas decoration

(... is a kind of ornament ) something placed at the center of something else (as on a table)

(... is a kind of ornament ) an ornament or utensil made of brass

(... is a kind of ornament ) a decorative interlacing of ribbons

(... is a kind of ornament ) ornamentation with beads

(... is a kind of ornament ) (architecture) something added to a building to improve its appearance

(... is a kind of ornament ) an ornament that interlaces simulated foliage in an intricate design

(... is a kind of ornament ) a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness

(... is a kind of ornament ) an ornament (such as a knot of ribbon or a rosette) usually worn on the hat

(... is a kind of ornament ) a decorative or artistic work

"the coach had a design on the doors"

(... is a kind of ornament ) decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window

"the cold castle walls were covered with hangings"

(... is a kind of ornament ) a rude decoration inscribed on rocks or walls

(... is a kind of ornament ) any decoration added as a trimming or adornment

(... is a kind of ornament ) an ornament consisting of a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal

(... is a kind of ornament ) ornamental objects of no great value

(... is a kind of ornament ) a decorative arrangement of flowers

(... is a kind of ornament ) an ornament at the top of a spire or gable; usually a foliated fleur-de-lis

(... is a kind of ornament ) a superfluous ornament

(... is a kind of ornament ) something (such as parsley) added to a dish for flavor or decoration

Definition 2: make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc. - [verb of creation]

Samples where ornament or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Decorate the room for the party
  • beautify yourself for the special day

Synonyms for ornament in the sense of this definition

(ornament is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of ornament ) decorate, as with ornaments

"trim the christmas tree" "trim a shop window"

(... is a kind of ornament ) decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods

(... is a kind of ornament ) decorate a ship with flags

(... is a kind of ornament ) decorate tastelessly

(... is a kind of ornament ) decorate an edge with scallops

"the dress had a scalloped skirt"

(... is a kind of ornament ) decorate with a lace of geometric designs

(... is a kind of ornament ) adorn or decorate with precious stones

"jeweled dresses"

(... is a kind of ornament ) decorate with panels

"panel the walls with wood"

(... is a kind of ornament ) redo the decoration of an apartment or house

(... is a kind of ornament ) decorate

"deck the halls with holly"

(... is a kind of ornament ) decorate with strings of flowers

"The public buildings were festooned for the holiday"

(... is a kind of ornament ) coat, inlay, or surface with enamel

(... is a kind of ornament ) embellish with plants

"Let's landscape the yard"

(... is a kind of ornament ) decorate with an interlaced design

(... is a kind of ornament ) adorn with a fringe

"The weaver fringed the scarf"

(... is a kind of ornament ) decorate with colors

"color the walls with paint in warm tones"

(... is a kind of ornament ) decorate with heraldic arms

(... is a kind of ornament ) add embellishments and paintings to (medieval manuscripts)

(... is a kind of ornament ) decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold

(... is a kind of ornament ) coat with lacquer

"A lacquered box from China"

(... is a kind of ornament ) decorate the surface of by inserting wood, stone, and metal

(... is a kind of ornament ) decorate with stucco work

"stuccoed ceilings"

(... is a kind of ornament ) decorate in a cheap and flashy way

"the small-town bar was all tarted up"

(... is a kind of ornament ) decorate with spangles

"the star-spangled banner"

(... is a kind of ornament ) decorate with feathers

"fledge an arrow"

(... is a kind of ornament ) adorn with bands of flowers or leaves

"They garlanded the statue"

(... is a kind of ornament ) supply with illustrations

"illustrate a book with drawings"

(... is a kind of ornament ) cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface

"stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it"

(... is a kind of ornament ) decorate with needlework

(... is a kind of ornament ) decorate with braids or ribbons

"braid a collar"

(... is a kind of ornament ) decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems)

(... is a kind of ornament ) decorate or deck with wreaths

"wreathe the grave site"

(... is a kind of ornament ) decorate with leaves

(... is a kind of ornament ) decorate with flags

"the building was flagged for the holiday"

(... is a kind of ornament ) put a caparison on

"caparison the horses for the festive occasion"

(... is a kind of ornament ) adorn with tinsel

"snow flakes tinseled the trees"

(... is a kind of ornament ) dress or decorate showily or gaudily

"Roses were pranking the lawn"

(... is a kind of ornament ) decorate or furnish with something suspended

"Hang wallpaper"

(... is a kind of ornament ) embellish by sewing in straight lines crossing each other diagonally

"The folk dancers wore smocked shirts"

(... is a kind of ornament ) decorate with wavy or winding lines

(... is a kind of ornament ) adorn unnecessarily (something that is already beautiful)

(... is a kind of ornament ) sew on as a decoration

(... is a kind of ornament ) trim with piping

"pipe the skirt"

(... is a kind of ornament ) decorate by sewing beads onto

"bead the wedding gown"

(ornament has a similar meaning as ...) be an ornament to

"stars ornamented the Christmas tree"

Definition 3: be an ornament to - [verb of stative]

Samples where ornament or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stars ornamented the Christmas tree

(ornament is a kind of ...) be beautiful to look at

"Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"

(ornament has a similar meaning as ...) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

"Decorate the room for the party" "beautify yourself for the special day"

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