decoration decoration  /ˌdɛ kə ˈreɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) something used to beautify
  2. (n) an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
  3. (n) the act of decorating something (in the hope of making it more attractive)


  1. Art Nouveau, all curves and sinuous decorations, had burned itself out in a brilliant burst of exuberance; the seductive Art Deco style promised to do the same.
  2. Many of the 7,000 marching Turkish soldiers wore their Korean war decorations.
  3. To wear the valor decorations, as Boorda did, amounted to a kind of moral plagiarism--a theft of other men's honor, and therefore a debasing of the coin rewarding their courage.


  • France honors 3 Arkansas vets

    Charles Lawson has earned a number of military laurels: a distinguished unit badge, an American Defense Medal, a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart. But the Forrest City resident admits he never thought he’d receive a decoration wrought by Napoleon Bonaparte.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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  1. Kasparov told the AP the upcoming elections were "a mockery used by the Kremlin as a decoration to cover up the true colors of the regime."
    on Nov 16, 2007 By: Garry Kasparov Source: USA Today

  2. "The set decoration is insane and beautiful. To think, in the first movie, we only had a ladder," Tisdale says. "Everything's bigger, from details like the wardrobe, because of how big the screen is, and the musical numbers are so much...
    on Aug 25, 2008 By: Ashley Tisdale Source: Newsweek

  3. "I mean no disrespect to the Institution that honours me, but under the present circumstances, where citizens of my own country are subjected to such acts of inhuman horror, my conscience does not permit me to accept this decoration from a country...
    on May 31, 2009 By: Amitabh Bachchan Source:

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