from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or process of decorating, adorning, or embellishing.
- n. The state of being decorated, adorned, or embellished.
- n. Something that decorates or adorns; an embellishment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Decoration, adornment or embellishment.
- n. The act or process of decorating etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or art of ornamenting, or the state of being ornamented.
- n. That which ornaments.
- n. The ornaments embellishing an object, collectively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of ornamenting or of producing ornament.
- n. Ornament in general; the whole mass of ornament applied to an object or used in combination: as, the ornamentation of a building.
- n. In zoology, the colors, markings, hairs, spines, etc., on the surface of an animal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. something used to beautify
- n. the act of adding extraneous decorations to something
- n. the state of being ornamented
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The sixth proposition above stated, that _Gothic ornamentation is nobler than Greek ornamentation_, etc., is therefore sufficiently proved by the acceptance of this one principle, no less important than unassailable.
Modern ornamentation is a burlesque of the beautiful, as pitiful as it is costly.
Gold ornamentation is to be seen in the rafter work and the entire length of tunnel has 33,345,567,863,426,875,678 stained wooden steps of which five are in need of repair.
Writes the author: Manners, here, impose passivity and constraint; ornamentation is taken care of by the oddity of our being served dinner at all in such circumstances.
Just before sunset, there was a Hindu temple that had both a nice color scheme (white and yellow), and a simplicity in ornamentation.
The entire process of creation of the idols from the collection of clay to the ornamentation is a holy process, supervised by rites and other rituals.
These are worn by both sexes and are so worn for the sake of convenience as much as with the idea of ornamentation, for the Negrito has no pocket.
The glossator, Aldred, states that the ornamentation was the work of
A short and highly ornamental fringed and looped flounce waved grandly out behind from the waist to the level of the knees; and the stomacher recalled the ornamentation of the flounce; and both the stomacher and flounce gave contrasting value to the severe plainness of the skirt, designed to emphasise the quality of the silk.
The reason for the divergence of drawing and ornament is doubtless the original motive of ornamentation, which is found in the clan or totem ideas.