ornament ornament  /ˈɔr nə mənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) something used to beautify
  2. (v) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
  3. (v) be an ornament to

Usage(s):

  1. They make time for their annual Christmas-ornament exchange the first week of December, just the six of them.
  2. The bright ornaments that are her hospitals and colleges have only accentuated her drabness.
  3. The true printer's quiet love for arranging type and ornament has never left himhe still supervises the lettering and printing processes of all his work.

News

  1. LINCOLN PARK: Three men seen breaking into market

    LINCOLN PARK — Three men were seen using lawn ornaments to smash a window at D&B Market, 1086 Dix-Toledo, at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday to steal merchandise before running off.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The News-Herald

  2. Sesquicentennial ornament unveiled in old gold and blue

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- First lady Joanne Tomblin unveiled the limited-edition West Virginia Sesquicentennial ornament during a reception Wednesday at the West Virginia State Museum Shop. Each commemorative ornament with the outline of West Virginia in the...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Charleston Gazette

  3. In a shopping mood? Monster buoys up for grabs | Video

    Navy offers bidders a chance to buy two 75-ton buoys once used for weather data Got a yen for a really unique lawn ornament? Want to become a scrap steel baron? Or maybe you'd just like to take a blow torch to a big hunk of discarded Navy equipment.        
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Sun-Sentinel

Quotes

  1. Prince William told me: "There's a time and a place for being an ornament as such. Or you know, shaking hands and being at an engagement and showing support in that way. But I think there's an awful lot more from actually doing stuff. And this is an...
    on Sep 22, 2009 By: Prince William Source: BBC News

  2. "The wonderful Glenn McGrath ...... really has been an ornament to Australian cricket for many years," Howard said. "You'd have to rank him with (Dennis) Lillee and (Ray) Lindwall as the three great fast bowlers this country has produced....
    on May 2, 2007 By: John Howard Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I will bring about an honourable peace to the country, respecting all communities," Mr Rajapakse told a news conference. "Democracy will be strengthened, and law and order will be established in the country. For me, power is not an ornament,...
    on Nov 18, 2005 By: Mahinda Rajapakse Source: guardian.co.uk

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