from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Elaborately, heavily, and often excessively ornamented.
- adj. Flashy, showy, or florid in style or manner; flowery.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Elaborately ornamented, often to excess.
- adj. Flashy, flowery or showy
- v. To adorn; to honour.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Elaborately adorned or decorated; beautifully sumptuous.
- adj. Finely finished, as a style of composition.
- transitive v. To adorn; to honor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To adorn; ornament.
- Ornamented; artistically finished; ornamental; of an ornamental character: especially applied to an elaborate literary style.
- Adorned; decorated.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details
Middle English, from Latin ōrnātus, past participle of ōrnāre, to embellish; see ar- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin ornatus, past participle of ornare ("to equip, adorn"). (Wiktionary)