adorned adorned  /ə ˈdɔrnd/


  • (adj) provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction


  1. Even in pre-Nazi Europe, the good-luck talisman adorned everything from Celtic art to Finnish Air Force medals.
  2. Google is obsessive about food, offering its employees three free gourmet meals a day that can be eaten in a cafeteria adorned by artwork created by Google employees.
  3. He's wearing jeans and a short-sleeved shirt loudly adorned with wine bottles and bunches of red and green grapesthe same outfit he wore to work.


  1. Chic Meets Unique | Books, coffee, books, food, and oh yeah, books.

    Behind a simple brick front hides an eclectic gem. From the minute you step through the door, it's clear that this establishment isn't just your average deli/coffee shop. The décor is quite Last-Century-Library. The walls are adorned with columns of books, and books also form counter bases th... By Shire Lyon.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Urban Tulsa

  2. Residence Inn by Marriott to open soon in Carmel Valley

    The hotel is adorned with modern art, contemporary sculptures, custom photography and original oil paintings.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Del Mar Times

  3. The Stickers on Edward Snowden’s Laptop

    Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked information about the scope of American government surveillance, adorned his laptop with stickers showing support for two digital privacy groups.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. They include a fax with some really scatological, racist language and "a graphic of an American flag adorned pickup truck dragging a noose. The (very graphic) emails and fax are after the jump. It is quite disturbing that such racist and homophobic...
    on Apr 20, 2010 By: Leland Yee Source: Politico (blog)

  2. Saint John tells us: "I saw a new Heaven and a new earth ...... and I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of Heaven, from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband; and I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, 'Behold...
    on Mar 21, 2009 By: William Penn Source: Zenit News Agency

  3. "Glass pipes are available for $20 (and) ceramic bongs, many of them adorned with pop culture icons, are also freely available and on display," Mr Langbroek said. "One store was even promoting a 'Schoolies Spesh' on the items."
    on Nov 21, 2006 By: John-Paul Langbroek Source:

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