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Definition of Ornament


  1. That which embellishes or adorns; that which adds grace or beauty; embellishment; decoration; adornment.
  2. To adorn; to deck; to embellish; to beautify; as, to ornament a room, or a city.

Ornament Quotations

Some animals are cunning and evil-disposed, as the fox; others, as the dog, are fierce, friendly, and fawning. Some are gentle and easily tamed, as the elephant; some are susceptible of shame, and watchful, as the goose. Some are jealous and fond of ornament, as the peacock.

A good youth ought to have a fear of God, to be subject to his parents, to give honor to his elders, to preserve his purity; he ought not to despise humility, but should love forbearance and modesty. All these are an ornament to youthful years.
Saint Ambrose

The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
Mahatma Gandhi

Knowledge of the past and of the places of the earth is the ornament and food of the mind of man.
Leonardo da Vinci

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
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Ornament Translations

ornament in Afrikaans is sieraad
ornament in Danish is dekoration
ornament in Dutch is versieren
ornament in German is Verzierung, Zierde
ornament in Italian is ornamento
ornament in Latin is ornatus
ornament in Spanish is alhaja, ornamento
ornament in Swedish is prydnad, smycke, sira, dekoration
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