ornament

ornament
1 noun
1 (C) an object that you keep in your house because it is beautiful rather than useful: china ornaments
2 (U) decoration that is added to something: plain architecture with very little ornament
3 be an ornament to old-fashioned to add honour, importance, or beauty to something
(+ to): She is an ornament to her profession. 2 verb be ornamented with to be decorated with something: a silver goblet ornamented with pearls

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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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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