from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To lend beauty to: "the pale mimosas that adorned the favorite promenade” ( Ronald Firbank).
- transitive v. To enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments: "[He] requires the presence of titles to legitimate and adorn . . . his imperfect status” ( Cynthia Ozick).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make more beautiful and attractive; to decorate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To deck or dress with ornaments; to embellish; to set off to advantage; to render pleasing or attractive.
- n. Adornment.
- adj. Adorned; decorated.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To beautify or decorate; increase or lend beauty or attractiveness to, as by dress or ornaments; hence, in general, to render pleasing, or more pleasing or attractive; embellish.
- To display the beauty or excellence of: as, to “adorn the doctrine of God,” Tit. ii. 10.
- n. Ornament.
- Adorned; decorated.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. be beautiful to look at
- v. furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors
- v. make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
"Pietre dure," which means "hard stones" in Italian, adorn everything from small vases to giant cabinets.
Although her face and her name adorn its website, there is no apparent reference on the site that she and Mr Lithgow are related.
So, atheists that argue the point of whether jesus was the son of god or not, or whether or not the gospels were or were not written by the people who’s names they adorn is all just entertainment to fill time.
The dimes are just there, begging the question: Do small-denomination coins adorn the streets in socialist countries?
Photographs of ships bearing the pub's name adorn the walls of this street-corner pub run by Paul Hexter and wife Frankie - although it's a competition between the pub and Paul for who is most famous.
MacDowell said the decision to have the Lemmond name adorn what had been known as the Walsh
Sae's thoughts turned immediately to her beau. where the flowers of the same name adorn the gates, she began to act ever so slightly more direct towards him.
The report also takes issue with the way the council's eco-labels adorn fish that have undergone serious declines.
No subtitles adorn this release, but Closed Captioning is available.
I'd like to see LaGrange coach Steve Pardue's name adorn the ring of honor in the near future.