ornament definition, meaning - what is ornament in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “ornament”

See all translations

ornament

noun uk   /ˈɔː.nə.mənt/  us   /ˈɔːr-/
C2 [C] an object that is beautiful rather than useful: a glass ornament garden ornaments such as statues and fountains [U] formal decoration that is added to increase the beauty of something: The building relies on clever design rather than on ornament for its impressive effect.

ornament

verb [T] uk   /ˈɔː.nə.ment/  us   /ˈɔːr-/ formal
to add decoration to something: She ornamented her letters with little drawings in the margin.
Translations of “ornament”
in Arabic زينة…
in Korean 장식품…
in Malaysian barang perhiasan…
in French ornement…
in Turkish süs, süs eşyası, biblo…
in Italian ornamento, soprammobile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 裝飾物,飾品, 點綴, 裝飾…
in Russian украшение…
in Polish ozdoba, ornament…
in Vietnamese đồ trang trí…
in Spanish ornamento, adorno…
in Portuguese ornamento, enfeite…
in Thai เครื่องประดับ…
in German das Ornament…
in Catalan guarniment…
in Japanese 装飾…
in Indonesian hiasan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 装饰物,饰品, 点缀, 装饰…
(Definition of ornament from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of ornament?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “ornament” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

Morse code

a system used for sending messages, in which letters and numbers are represented by short and long marks, sounds, or flashes of light

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More