decorated decorated  /ˈdɛ kə ˌreɪ təd/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. The decorated veteran is most remembered for his controversial role as Army Chief of Staff in the Bush Administration.
  2. The highly decorated Ranger says he loves leading troops in combat.
  3. And few family houses were complete without the skull of an ancestor, decorated with clay features, shell eyes and real hair to create a lifelike image of the deceased.

News

  1. Glitz and glamor on full display as Pennsbury's 2013 Senior Prom lives up to its billing

    PENNSBURY – Classic cars, horse and buggies, decorated flatbed trucks, limousines and even fire engines delivered couples, who were elegantly dressed in evening gowns and tuxedos, to the red carpet.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Yardley News

  2. MEMORIAL DAY IN YARDLEY: Decorated Vietnam War veteran tells gathering: Terrorism Will Not Bend America

    YARDLEY BOROUGH – The most highly decorated Vietnam veteran, David Christian, was the guest speaker at the 2013 Memorial Day morning ceremony, which was held Monday, May 27 at the veterans’ monument on Delaware Avenue (River Road).
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Yardley News

  3. 2013 All-Area Boys Swimming and Diving: Crescenta Valley's Young Tae Seo leads Daily News picks

    The most decorated champion in program history added to his legacy with another individual title and one more relay crown at his final Southern Section Div. II championship meet, helping the Falcons finish second to Los Osos after winning the division title last year.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Daily News

Quotes

  1. "His passion for service was born during his decorated career in the United States Marine Corps, and he went on to earn the distinction of being the first Vietnam War combat veteran elected to Congress. Jack's tough-as-nails reputation carried over...
    on Feb 8, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: The Hill

  2. "To be the most decorated Olympian of all time, it just sounds weird. I am speechless," Phelps said. "It started to sink in a little after the butterfly. I was trying to focus on my next race but I kept thinking 'Wow. Greatest Olympian of all...
    on Aug 13, 2008 By: Michael Phelps Source: BBC News

  3. "For RAC to be ridiculed or prosecuted for what went on and what's going on, I think is ridiculous," said McGinest, who played under Crennel in New England. "The man's a decorated general in this game."
    on Nov 29, 2006 By: Willie McGinest Source: Forbes

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