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William Shirley

Meaning of "adorn" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ADORN

Via Old French from Latin adōrnāre, from ōrnāre to furnish, prepare.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ADORN

adorn  [əˈdɔːn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ADORN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Adorn is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb adorn in English.

WHAT DOES ADORN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of adorn in the English dictionary

The definition of adorn in the dictionary is to decorate. Other definition of adorn is to increase the beauty, distinction, etc, of.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO ADORN

PRESENT

Present
I adorn
you adorn
he/she/it adorns
we adorn
you adorn
they adorn
Present continuous
I am adorning
you are adorning
he/she/it is adorning
we are adorning
you are adorning
they are adorning
Present perfect
I have adorned
you have adorned
he/she/it has adorned
we have adorned
you have adorned
they have adorned
Present perfect continuous
I have been adorning
you have been adorning
he/she/it has been adorning
we have been adorning
you have been adorning
they have been adorning
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I adorned
you adorned
he/she/it adorned
we adorned
you adorned
they adorned
Past continuous
I was adorning
you were adorning
he/she/it was adorning
we were adorning
you were adorning
they were adorning
Past perfect
I had adorned
you had adorned
he/she/it had adorned
we had adorned
you had adorned
they had adorned
Past perfect continuous
I had been adorning
you had been adorning
he/she/it had been adorning
we had been adorning
you had been adorning
they had been adorning
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will adorn
you will adorn
he/she/it will adorn
we will adorn
you will adorn
they will adorn
Future continuous
I will be adorning
you will be adorning
he/she/it will be adorning
we will be adorning
you will be adorning
they will be adorning
Future perfect
I will have adorned
you will have adorned
he/she/it will have adorned
we will have adorned
you will have adorned
they will have adorned
Future perfect continuous
I will have been adorning
you will have been adorning
he/she/it will have been adorning
we will have been adorning
you will have been adorning
they will have been adorning
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would adorn
you would adorn
he/she/it would adorn
we would adorn
you would adorn
they would adorn
Conditional continuous
I would be adorning
you would be adorning
he/she/it would be adorning
we would be adorning
you would be adorning
they would be adorning
Conditional perfect
I would have adorn
you would have adorn
he/she/it would have adorn
we would have adorn
you would have adorn
they would have adorn
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been adorning
you would have been adorning
he/she/it would have been adorning
we would have been adorning
you would have been adorning
they would have been adorning
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you adorn
we let´s adorn
you adorn
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to adorn
Past participle
adorned
Present Participle
adorning
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ADORN


Apeldoorn
ˈæpəlˌdɔːn
Bon
bɔːn
born
bɔːn
corn
kɔːn
dawn
dɔːn
disadorn
ˌdɪsəˈdɔːn
drawn
drɔːn
horn
hɔːn
lawn
lɔːn
newborn
ˈnjuːˌbɔːn
popcorn
ˈpɒpˌkɔːn
porn
pɔːn
predawn
priːˈdɔːn
readorn
ˌriːəˈdɔːn
torn
tɔːn
Trabzon
ˈtrɑːbzɔːn
unicorn
ˈjuːnɪˌkɔːn
warn
wɔːn
withdrawn
wɪðˈdrɔːn
worn
wɔːn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ADORN

adoptionism
adoptionist
adoptious
adoptive
adoptively
adorability
adorable
adorableness
adorably
adoration
adore
adorer
adoring
adoringly
adorner
adornment
Adorno
Adowa
adown
adoze

WORDS THAT END LIKE ADORN

acorn
bighorn
Capricorn
Dearborn
Doorn
foreign-born
hawthorn
longhorn
Matterhorn
morn
Paderborn
reborn
scorn
stubborn
sweet corn
sworn
thorn
unborn
unworn
Zorn

Synonyms and antonyms of adorn in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ADORN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «adorn» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of adorn

Translation of «adorn» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ADORN

Find out the translation of adorn to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of adorn from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «adorn» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

装饰
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

adornar
570 millions of speakers

English

adorn
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सजाना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تزين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

украшают
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

adornar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিভূষিত করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

orner
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menghiasi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schmücken
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

飾る
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

돋보이게 하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Adorn
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

làm cho đẹp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அலங்கரிக்கும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सुशोभित करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

süslemek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ornare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ozdabiać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

прикрашають
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

împodobesc
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κοσμούν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

versier
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

smycka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pryder
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of adorn

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ADORN»

The term «adorn» is quite widely used and occupies the 30.951 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ADORN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about adorn

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8 QUOTES WITH «ADORN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word adorn.
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Robert Burns
The snowdrop and primrose our woodlands adorn, and violets bathe in the wet o' the morn.
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Eliza Farnham
Each of the Arts whose office is to refine, purify, adorn, embellish and grace life is under the patronage of a Muse, no god being found worthy to preside over them.
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William Hazlitt
Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits.
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Marc Jacobs
Any opportunity to adorn oneself is human, and accessories are an easy way to do it.
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Severo Ochoa
Among the great names that adorn the roll of Nobel prize-winners in Medicine is that of Otto Meyerhof, my admired teacher and friend, to whose inspiration, guidance and encouragement I owe so very much.
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William Shirley
Images adorn our inner life and carry great power there.
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Ellen G. White
If Christians will obey the instructions given to them by Christ and his inspired apostles, they will adorn the religion of the Bible, and save themselves much perplexity and severe trials, which they attribute to their afflictions in consequence of believing unpopular truth.
8
Mary Wollstonecraft
Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ADORN»

Discover the use of adorn in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to adorn and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Adorn: New Jewelry
In this way, from headpiece to toe ring, the book takes the reader on a visual journey around the body and provides a rich source of inspiration for anyone looking to design, commission, or buy their own jewelry.
Amanda Mansell, 2008
2
Adorn: 25 Stylish DIY Fashion Projects
In Adorn super-stylish bloggers and fashion insiders Kit Lee and Shini Park show you how to bring runway fashion to your wardrobe.
Kit Lee, Shini Park, 2014
3
Adorn Your Space: Fresh Crochet Accents
With this inspiring book, you have a decorator secret on your side to make your home unique, because you can trim your home accents and linens with thread crochet edgings in glowing hues!
Leisure Arts, 2007
4
Knitting New Mittens and Gloves: Warm and Adorn Your Hands ...
Featuring gloves, mittens, arm warmers, mitts, and fingerless gloves, this is the second book in a new STC Craft series that introduces innovative approaches to creating popular knitted items.
Robin Melanson, 2012
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An Entertaining Account of all the Countries of the Known ...
Both Men and Women go naked in the Summer, except only Leather Girdle of three Hands Breadth, that they mostly) cut in the Shape of Ribbands, which they wear about theis' Waist, andcover their Privities : But the Women adorn their Hair  ...
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Zora Neale Hurston: A Literary Biography
The. Will. to. Adorn. Folklore, Hurston said, is the art people create before they find out there is such a thing as art; it comes from a folk's "first wondering contact with natural law" — that is, laws of human nature as well as laws of natural process ...
Robert E. Hemenway, 1980
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Theophilus Cibber, to David Garrick, Esq; With Dissertations ...
Theophilus Cibber. ( n ) ter of Surprises that two Theatres should be judg'd sufficient ; when I remember six flourishing in one Season, some Years ago : And yet, on a moderate Computation, the Number of Play-going People is now twenty to ...
Theophilus Cibber, 1759
8
Adorn Your Life
A compilation of the newest home decoration design from excellent interior design projects all over the world.
Huang Dan, Peng Ying, Jin Man, 2012
9
A New Translation of Æsop's Fables, Adorn'D with Cutts; ...
In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind.
Aesop, 2010
10
The Historical Register: Containing an Impartial Relation of ...
Shi □vr^as attended by, I. The Emperor's Horfe-Guirds in green Goats anc red Wastecoats, richly lac'd with Gold, and adorn 'dor th* Breast and Arms with the Emperor's Coat ol Arms jn Embroidery. Their Cartauch Cafes were 01 Velvet ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ADORN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term adorn is used in the context of the following news items.
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Iran's Susa, Meimand adorn UNESCO World Heritage List
TEHRAN -- Susa, the ruined capital of ancient Elam in southwestern Iran, and Meimand, a 3000-year-old village built on rocky mountain cliffs in ... «Tehran Times, Jul 15»
2
Patriotic Paradise: 1100 flags will adorn the Skyway on the Fourth
Each flag is 4-feet-by-6-feet and all are attached to a 10-foot pole and on the Fourth of July will adorn both sides of the Skyway all day. «KRCRTV.COM, Jul 15»
3
Wreaths to adorn veterans' graves
Organizers are seeking donations for the seventh annual Wreaths Across America program at Alton National Cemetery. Each December since ... «Alton Telegraph, Jul 15»
4
Williams' name to adorn Marin County tunnel
SAN FRANCISCO — Whenever actor Robin Williams had to make the drive back to his bayside home in Tiburon, Calif., he had to pass through ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
5
Mumford & Sons Adorn Funny Costumes for 'The Wolf': Watch
Maybe not expected from the often serious musicians, Mumford & Sons showed their wild side two weeks ago during their stint at Bonnaroo. «Radio.com Music and Entertainment News, Jun 15»
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Adorn Jewellers wins at Chesterfield Retail Awards
Adorn co-owner Laura-Jo Owens said: “We are absolutely over the moon to win two Retail Awards. It really means the world that our customers ... «Retail Jeweller, Jun 15»
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Painted rain barrels to adorn Ti downtown
Painted rain barrels to adorn Ti downtown. 0. Share. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn. Google+ Pinterest Email. Share this with your friends! From. To. «Plattsburgh Press Republican, Jun 15»
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Bits Of Orange Adorn This adidas Originals Stan Smith Primeknit
Last rendered in “Night Flash,” the adidas Originals Stan Smith Primeknit is showcased in a new understated colorway for the season. «KicksOnFire.com, Jun 15»
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Apple's Next-Gen iPhones to Adorn Force Touch Technology
The inculcation of Force Touch in Apple's iPhones has been confirmed by the technology giant which has began early production of its ... «NY City News, Jun 15»
10
Which Woman Should Adorn the $10 Bill?
In a speech last year in Kansas City, President Barack Obama said he received a letter from a nine-year-old girl that included a list of possible ... «Huffington Post, Jun 15»

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