American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of adorning.
- n. Something that beautifies or adorns; an ornament: "Japanese food is on the whole superb, one of the adornments of the culture” ( James Fallows).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An adorning; that which adorns; ornament.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An adorning; an ornament; a decoration.
- n. the action of decorating yourself with something colorful and interesting
- n. a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness
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“In most Mexican homes the principal holiday adornment is el Nacimiento (Nativity scene).”
“The site goes on to explain that historically many African cultures consider the head to be the center of one's being and because of that everyday head adornment is an integral part of daily living.”
“Our speaker today is, of course, a schoolmaster and one of his colleagues in replying to the enquiries of a fond parent as to the progress and safety of her son wrote "Dear Madam, such time as your son does not devote to self-adornment is spent in the neglect of his studies.”
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“A cameo was pinned to the center of her collar and her only other adornment was a silver wristwatch on a black leather strap.”
“It was virtually barren of soldiers and was very austere in adornment.”
“Of its component parts the more substantial ones are perhaps the most easily acquired; not in hit-or-miss, anything-to-get-it-done fashion, but with a view to carrying out some definite idea of table adornment, which is quite the most charming part of the home building.”
“Out of this into a Long gallery, plain wanscoate without any adornment, which is for people to waite in, Either of the servants of the houshold or who waites in buissness of the ordinary sort, and here are doores that Lead to the back staires and to private Lodgings.”
“IT still lacked half an hour of sunrise, when Miss Hepzibah Pyncheon-we will not say awoke, it being doubtful whether the poor lady had so much as closed her eyes during the brief night of midsummer-but, at all events, arose from her solitary pillow, and began what it would be mockery to term the adornment of her person.”
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