Meaning of ORNAMENT in English


[] n [ME, fr. OF ornement, fr. L ornamentum, fr. ornare] (13c) 1 archaic: a useful accessory

2. a: something that lends grace or beauty b: a manner or quality that adorns

3: one whose virtues or graces add luster to a place or society

4: the act of adorning or being adorned

5: an embellishing note not belonging to the essential harmony or melody--called also embellishment, fioritura

[2] vt (1720): to provide with ornament: embellish syn see adorn

Merriam-Webster English vocab.      Английский словарь Merriam Webster.