adorn adorn  /ə ˈdɔrn/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
  2. (v) furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors
  3. (v) be beautiful to look at

Usage(s):

  1. Punks, goths, rockabillies, rastas, breakdancers, skaters and metallers all now pace Mexican streets, adorn its plazas and spray paint its walls.
  2. Iranian qirls are cheering her on; huge posters of Khoshjamal adorn the Tae kwon do Federation, a popular sport for Iranian females practiced by more than 120,000 girls.
  3. When it starts inspiring the motifs that adorn designer handbags, graffiti's entre into the world of mainstream culture is no longer in doubt.

News

  1. Flags of Summer

    The tradition continues. Yet again, flags adorn Ivoryton for Memorial Day, thanks to the sponsorship of Essex Wine and Spirits and the Ivoryton Alliance. Enjoy them all summer as they...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Valley Courier

  2. Sunbury takes shine to copper Town Hall roof

    A shiny new copper roof will adorn the historic Sunbury Town Hall by mid-September after Village Council members decided Wednesday, June 5, to go with the more-expensive, longer-lasting material over a coated metal roof.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: This Week Delaware

  3. Kansas reaches 6-year, $26M deal with adidas

    The familiar three stripes of adidas will adorn Kansas apparel through at least 2019 after the two sides agreed to renew their partnership in a deal worth in excess of $26 million. Kansas has worn adidas ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. BA chief executive Willie Walsh said: "It is right that a gold nose cone should adorn the aircraft that brings the team home to the UK. We salute our Olympians."
    on Aug 21, 2008 By: Willie Walsh Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. "Luxury buyers still expect rare beauty, but today, they also seek authenticity," Horbury said. "This is space Lincoln can rightfully reclaim, given the design of our vehicles and the way we've chosen to adorn the MKS with the finest real...
    on Nov 13, 2007 By: Peter Horbury Source: Trading Markets (press release)

  3. "Sleeman Breweries is a tremendous local success story, and an outstanding corporate citizen," said Guelph Mayor Karen Farbridge in a statement. "They are an important part of our community, and I am delighted their name will adorn our sports...
    on Jun 18, 2007 By: Karen Farbridge Source: Toronto Star

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subordinate subordinate
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