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Definition of ornament verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ornament

 verb
verbVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ornament
BrE BrE//ˈɔːnəment//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrnəment//
 
he / she / it ornaments
BrE BrE//ˈɔːnəments//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrnəments//
 
past simple ornamented
BrE BrE//ˈɔːnəmentɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrnəmentɪd//
 
past participle ornamented
BrE BrE//ˈɔːnəmentɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrnəmentɪd//
 
-ing form ornamenting
BrE BrE//ˈɔːnəmentɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrnəmentɪŋ//
 
Interior décor
 
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BrE BrE//ˈɔːnəment//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrnəment//
 
[usually passive] ornament something (formal) to add decoration to something synonym decorate a room richly ornamented with carving See related entries: Interior décor
Word Origin Middle English (also in the sense ‘accessory’): from Old French ournement, from Latin ornamentum ‘equipment, ornament’, from ornare ‘adorn’. The verb dates from the early 18th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ornament

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