ornament Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “ornament” in the English Dictionary

"ornament" in British English

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uk   /ˈɔː.nə.mənt/  us   /ˈɔːr-/
C2 [C] an ​object that is ​beautifulrather 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 ​cleverdesignrather than on ornament for ​itsimpressiveeffect.

ornamentverb [T]

uk   /ˈɔː.nə.ment/  us   /ˈɔːr-/ formal
to ​adddecoration to something: She ornamented her ​letters with little ​drawings in the ​margin.
(Definition of ornament from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ornamentnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɔr·nə·mənt/
an ​object that is ​decorativerather than ​useful: They ​spentdecadescollecting these ​colorful, Victorian-era ornaments.
verb [T]  us   /ˈɔr·nəˌment, -mənt/
Climbing ​plants ornamented the ​wall.
adjective  us   /ˌɔr·nəˈmen·təl/
The ​buttons on the ​sleeves are just ornamental.
(Definition of ornament from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ornament”
in Korean 장식품…
in Arabic زينة…
in Malaysian barang perhiasan…
in French ornement…
in Russian украшение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 裝飾物,飾品, 點綴, 裝飾…
in Italian ornamento, soprammobile…
in Turkish süs, süs eşyası, biblo…
in Polish ozdoba, ornament…
in Spanish ornamento, adorno…
in Vietnamese đồ trang trí…
in Portuguese ornamento, enfeite…
in Thai เครื่องประดับ…
in German das Ornament…
in Catalan guarniment…
in Japanese 装飾…
in Chinese (Simplified) 装饰物,饰品, 点缀, 装饰…
in Indonesian hiasan…
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