Meaning of ORNAMENT in English
I. or ‧ na ‧ ment 1 /ˈɔːnəmənt $ ˈɔːr-/ BrE AmE noun
[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: ornement , from Latin ornamentum , from ornare ; ⇨ ↑ ornate ]
1 . [countable] a small object that you keep in your house because it is beautiful rather than useful:
a shelf covered with books and ornaments
2 . [uncountable] decoration that is added to something:
The building style is plain, with very little ornament.
The coins were only ever used for ornament, not as currency.
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▪ decoration noun [countable usually plural] something pretty that you put in a place or onto something to make it look attractive, especially for special occasions:
Half a dozen girls volunteered to put up decorations for the dance.
We're making our own Christmas decorations this year.
You could use the ribbon as a decoration.
▪ ornament [countable] a small pretty object that is used in a room or house to make it look more attractive:
The shelves were crammed with ornaments and souvenirs.
a glass ornament
▪ knick-knacks [plural] small inexpensive objects used to decorate a room:
The shop sold cheap knick-knacks for tourists.
She had dusted all the ornaments and knick-knacks.
▪ garnish [countable] a small amount of food that is used to make a dish look nice or add taste to it:
Serve the fish with a garnish of lemon.
▪ trim [singular, uncountable] decoration on a car, object, or piece of clothing that goes along the length of it:
a white skirt with black trim along the hem
▪ frills [plural] a decoration on the edge of a piece of cloth that is made of many small folds in the cloth:
a white blouse with frills at the cuffs
▪ embellishment [uncountable and countable] formal something that is added in order to make another thing seem more attractive:
the colourful embellishments on a medieval manuscript
His style is simple and without embellishment.
II. or ‧ na ‧ ment 2 /ˈɔːnəment $ ˈɔːr-/ BrE AmE verb
be ornamented with something to be decorated with something:
a silver goblet ornamented with pearls
richly/exquisitely/lavishly etc ornamented
a table richly ornamented with carvings
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012