ornament

noun /ˈɔnəmənt / (say 'awnuhmuhnt)

1. an accessory, article, or detail used to beautify the appearance or general effect: architectural ornaments.
2. any adornment or means of adornment.
3. a person who adds lustre, as to surroundings, society, etc.
4. the act of adorning.
5. the state of being adorned.
6. mere outward display.
7. Ecclesiastical items used in a church, such as Bible, flowers, pulpit.
8. Music a note or group of notes applied as decoration to a line of music, especially in polyphonic music.
verb (t) /ˈɔnəmɛnt / (say 'awnuhment)
9. to furnish with ornaments.
10. to be an ornament to.
{Latin ornāmentum equipment, ornament; replacing Middle English ornement, from Old French}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • ornament — ORNAMÉNT, ornamente, s.n. 1. Detaliu sau obiect adăugat la un ansamblu pentru a l înfrumuseţa; accesoriu, element decorativ folosit în artele plastice, în arhitectură, în tipografie pentru a întregi o compoziţie şi a i reliefa semnificaţia. ♢ loc …   Dicționar Român

  • Ornament — Sn std. (14. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. ōrnāmentum, einer Ableitung von l. ōrnāre ausstatten, schmücken, zieren (aus * ōrdnāre zu l. ōrdo (ōrdinis) m. Reihe, Ordnung ). Adjektiv: ornamental.    Ebenso nndl. ornament, ne. ornament, nfrz.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Ornament — Ornamente I (Altertum). Ornamente II (Mittelalter). Ornamente III (Renaissance). Ornamente IV (17./18. Jahrh. und Asien) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • ornament — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. u, Mc. ornamentncie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}{{stl 12}}1. {{/stl 12}}{{stl 7}} element, motyw zdobniczy w architekturze, rzemiośle artystycznym itp. : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Bogaty, oryginalny,… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • ornament — or na*ment, n. [OE. ornement, F. ornement, fr. L. ornamentum, fr. ornare to adorn.] That which embellishes or adorns; that which adds grace or beauty; embellishment; decoration; adornment. [1913 Webster] The ornament of a meek and quiet spirit. 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ornament — or na*ment, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ornamented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ornamenting}.] To adorn; to deck; to embellish; to beautify; as, to ornament a room, or a city. [1913 Webster] Syn: See {Adorn}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ornament — (lat., hierzu die Tafeln »Ornamente I bis IV«), Verzierung, die schmückende Zutat an Arbeiten menschlicher Kunstfertigkeit, besonders an Werken der Baukunst und der Kunstgewerbe. Sie hängt von dem Zweck des Gegenstandes, von der Zeit und dem Ort… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • ornament — [n] decoration accessory, adornment, art, bauble, beautification, design, doodad*, embellishment, embroidery, flower, frill, frou frou*, garnish, gewgaw*, gimcrack*, gingerbread*, honor, jewel, knickknack*, pride, treasure, trimming, trinket;… …   New thesaurus

  • ornament — [or′nə mənt; ] for v. [, ôr′nəment΄] n. [OFr ornement < L ornamentum < ornare, to adorn (akin to ordinare: see ORDAIN)] 1. anything serving to adorn; decoration; embellishment; also, a desirable or needed adjunct 2. a person whose character …   English World dictionary

  • Ornamént — (lat., d.i. Schmuck), die an Gegenständen menschlicher Kunstfertigkeit angebrachte Verzierung, entweder der Berechnung (geometr. O.) oder der Phantasie (stilisiertes O.) entsprungen oder der organischen Natur (Pflanzenreich: Blatt, Blume, Ranke;… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Ornament — Ornament, lat. deutsch, Verzierung; O.ik, die Lehre, passende Verzierungen anzubringen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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