Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “adorn”

See all translations

adorn

verb [T] uk   /əˈdɔːn/ us    /-ˈdɔːrn/ literary
to add something decorative to a person or thing: The bride's hair was adorned with white flowers.
adornment
noun [C or U] uk   /-mənt/ us  
something decorative, or the act of decorating something or someone
Translations of “adorn”
in Korean 꾸미다…
in Arabic يُزيّن, يُزَخرِف…
in French orner…
in Turkish süslemek, dekore etmek…
in Italian adornare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 裝扮, 裝飾…
in Russian украшать…
in Polish dekorować, przyozdabiać…
in Spanish adornar…
in Portuguese enfeitar, adornar…
in German schmücken…
in Catalan guarnir…
in Japanese ~を飾る, 装飾する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 装扮, 装饰…
(Definition of adorn from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of adorn?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “adorn” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

beginner's luck

unexpected success experienced by a person who is just starting a particular activity

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More