Definition of decoration noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌdekəˈreɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdekəˈreɪʃn//
    Interior décor
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  1. 1  [countable, usually plural] a thing that makes something look more attractive on special occasions Christmas decorations a table decoration
  2. 2  [uncountable, countable] a pattern, etc. that is added to something and that stops it from being plain the elaborate decoration on the carved wooden door See related entries: Interior décor
  3. 3  [uncountable] the style in which something is decorated a Chinese theme in the interior decoration See related entries: Interior décor
  4. 4[uncountable] (British English) the act or process of decorating something such as the inside of a house by painting it, etc.
  5. 5[countable] a medal that is given to somebody as an honour His jacket was heavy with military decorations.
  6. Word Originlate Middle English: from late Latin decoratio(n-), from the verb decorare, from decus, decor- ‘beauty, honour, or embellishment’.Extra examples An Oscar was given for the art direction and set decoration. Christmas decorations hung from every corner. Decoration is applied to the plates before the final firing. It’s time for the decorations to come down. Sean had received numerous decorations, including the Purple Heart. The decorations were taken down and put away for another year. The interior decoration was designed by Pernassi. the country’s highest decoration for bravery It’s a bit too soon to put up the Christmas decorations. They chose a Chinese theme in the interior decoration. We admired the elaborate decorations on the carved wooden door. We made our own table decorations.
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