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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

Meaning of "ornament" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ORNAMENT

From Latin ornāmentum, from ornāre to adorn.
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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 ORNAMENT

ornament  [ˈɔːnəmənt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ORNAMENT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ornament is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb ornament in English.

WHAT DOES ORNAMENT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of ornament in the English dictionary

The first definition of ornament in the dictionary is anything that enhances the appearance of a person or thing. Other definition of ornament is decorations collectively. Ornament is also a small decorative object.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO ORNAMENT

PRESENT

Present
I ornament
you ornament
he/she/it ornaments
we ornament
you ornament
they ornament
Present continuous
I am ornamenting
you are ornamenting
he/she/it is ornamenting
we are ornamenting
you are ornamenting
they are ornamenting
Present perfect
I have ornamented
you have ornamented
he/she/it has ornamented
we have ornamented
you have ornamented
they have ornamented
Present perfect continuous
I have been ornamenting
you have been ornamenting
he/she/it has been ornamenting
we have been ornamenting
you have been ornamenting
they have been ornamenting
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 ornamented
you ornamented
he/she/it ornamented
we ornamented
you ornamented
they ornamented
Past continuous
I was ornamenting
you were ornamenting
he/she/it was ornamenting
we were ornamenting
you were ornamenting
they were ornamenting
Past perfect
I had ornamented
you had ornamented
he/she/it had ornamented
we had ornamented
you had ornamented
they had ornamented
Past perfect continuous
I had been ornamenting
you had been ornamenting
he/she/it had been ornamenting
we had been ornamenting
you had been ornamenting
they had been ornamenting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you ornament
we let´s ornament
you ornament
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to ornament
Past participle
ornamented
Present Participle
ornamenting
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 ORNAMENT


disarmament
dɪsˈɑːməmənt
empowerment
ɪmˈpaʊəmənt
filament
ˈfɪləmənt
impairment
ɪmˈpɛəmənt
instrument
ˈɪnstrəmənt
ligament
ˈlɪɡəmənt
measurement
ˈmɛʒəmənt
measurements
ˈmɛʒəmənt
overornament
ˌəʊvərˈɔːnəmənt
parlement
ˈpɑːləmənt
parliament
ˈpɑːləmənt
pretournament
priːˈtʊənəmənt
procurement
prəˈkjʊəmənt
requirement
rɪˈkwaɪəmənt
retirement
rɪˈtaɪəmənt
temperament
ˈtɛmpərəmənt
tenement
ˈtɛnəmənt
testament
ˈtɛstəmənt
tournament
ˈtʊənəmənt
virement
ˈvaɪəmənt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ORNAMENT

ornamental
ornamentally
ornamentation
ornamenter
ornamentist
ornate
ornately
ornateness
Orne
orneriness
ornery
ornis
ornith.
ornithic
ornithichnite
ornithine
ornithischian
ornithodelphian
ornithodelphic

WORDS THAT END LIKE ORNAMENT

advertisement
ament
armament
Blessed Sacrament
Christmas ornament
cruciate ligament
European Parliament
firmament
fundament
Houses of Parliament
lament
medicament
Member of Parliament
Member of the European Parliament
monofilament
New Testament
Old Testament
parament
predicament
rearmament
sacrament

Synonyms and antonyms of ornament in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ORNAMENT»

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

Translation of «ornament» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ORNAMENT

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

Translator English - Chinese

装饰物
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

adorno
570 millions of speakers

English

ornament
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आभूषण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حِلْيَّةٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

орнамент
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

enfeite
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অলঙ্কার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ornement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perhiasan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ornament
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

装飾品
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

장식품
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ornamen
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đồ trang trí
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆபரணம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अलंकार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

süs
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

decorazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ozdoba
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

прикраса
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ornament
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

διάκοσμος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ornament
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

prydnadssak
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

utsmykking
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ornament

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ORNAMENT»

The term «ornament» is very widely used and occupies the 5.676 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ORNAMENT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «ornament» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «ornament» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «ORNAMENT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ornament.
1
Amos Bronson Alcott
Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture.
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Saint Ambrose
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.
3
Aristotle
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.
4
William Blackstone
The Royal Navy of England hath ever been its greatest defense and ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of the island.
5
Nicolas Cage
I think that 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance' was mentally taxing, if only because I had to go to a Christmas party shortly after I had wrapped photography in Romania at two in the morning as the Ghost Rider. The invitation had a Christmas ornament on it with Ghost Rider's face on it as a tree.
6
Henry Anatole Grunwald
Libel actions, when we look at them in perspective, are an ornament of a civilized society. They have replaced, after all, at least in most cases, a resort to weapons in defense of a reputation.
7
James Irwin
The Earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament hanging in the blackness of space. As we got farther and farther away it diminished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble, the most beautiful marble you can imagine.
8
Dan Jenkins
Tiger Woods was a month away from 34 years of age when his debutantes began turning up in the news. He was a grown man with a wife and two children. Well, we supposed he had a wife, but that was before we learned she was only an ornament.
9
Hoda Kotb
I'm a disorganized mess. My purse is gross: I once found a shoulder pad, string cheese, and a Christmas ornament in it!
10
T. E. Lawrence
All the revision in the world will not save a bad first draft: for the architecture of the thing comes, or fails to come, in the first conception, and revision only affects the detail and ornament, alas!

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ORNAMENT»

Discover the use of ornament in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ornament and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Ornament: A Modern Perspective
Examines the history of ornament in Europe and western Asia, discusses its symbolism and function, and explores reasons for its decline.
James Trilling, 2003
2
A Manual of Historic Ornament
Hundreds of the author's line illustrations depict designs typical of many periods of style. Unabridged reprint of the 6th edition (1948) of A Manual of Historic Ornament, originally published in 1899 by B. T. Batsford, Ltd., London.
Richard Glazier, 1948
3
The Mass Ornament: Weimar Essays
In this volume his finest writings on modern society make their long-awaited appearance in English. This book is a celebration of the masses--their tastes, amusements, and everyday lives.
Siegfried Kracauer, Thomas Y. Levin, 1995
4
The function of ornament
This book is a graphic guide to ornaments in the twentieth century. It unveils the function of ornament as the agent for specific affects, dismantling the idea that ornament is applied to buildings as a discrete or non-essential entity.
Farshid Moussavi, Michael Kubo, 2006
5
Handbook of Ornament
This excellent collection of historic decorative ornament contains over 3,000 examples ranging from the cultures of the Greeks and Romans through the Victorians.
Franz Sales Meyer, 2012
6
The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians ...
A brilliant and fascinating portrait of medieval Spain explores the golden age when Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together in an atmosphere of tolerance. of photos. 3 maps.
Maria Rosa Menocal, 2009
7
The Flower Ornament Scripture: A Translation of the ...
This one-volume edition contains Thomas Cleary's definitive translation of all thirty-nine books of the sutra, along with an introduction, a glossary, and Cleary's translation of Li Tongxuan's seventh-century guide to the final book, the ...
Thomas Cleary, 1993
8
Ornament and crime: selected essays
His 1908 essay 'Ornament and Crime', mocked by an age in love with its accessories, has come to be recognised as a seminal work in combating the aesthetic imperialism of the turn of the century.
Adolf Loos, Adolf Opel, 1998
9
Projective Ornament
"Modern architecture, except on its engineering side, has not yet found itself." So stated Claude Bragdon in this 1915 book.
Claude Bragdon, 2005
10
The Nature of Ornament: Rhythm and Metamorphosis in Architecture
A treasure trove of ideas and encouragement for architects looking for alternatives to the severity of modernism and graceless postmodernism.
Kent C. Bloomer, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ORNAMENT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ornament is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sirens; Gunshots; Lawn Ornament Attack; Hit and Run
... • At 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, a possible drug deal on the back side of a parking lot was reported in the 700 block of Southwest Chehalis ... «The Chronicle, Jul 15»
2
Kitsch or Cool? The Upward Flight of the Pink Flamingo
While many are quick to label the plastic ornament as the epitome of kitsch, the flamingo has actually taken a rather tumultuous flight through ... «Newsweek, Jul 15»
3
State Views: Why I'm opposed to Wisconsin's new abortion law
Every Christmas, her ornament hangs highest on our family tree. We recognize her birthday. This was our daughter. Our decision. Our family. «Gazettextra, Jul 15»
4
Beauty: Sali Hughes' summer foot makeover
I'm more interested in use than ornament where this is concerned, so opt for the highly effective but fairly unsexy Deciem Heel Chemistry ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
5
Kodiak artist uses marine debris for Capitol Christmas tree ornaments
Dillard was one of 10 artists from around Alaska whose ornament design was selected for the Capitol Christmas tree. This year the Last Frontier ... «KTVA.com - Alaska News and Weather, Jul 15»
6
St. Matthew's reopens historic church building
A one-pound plaster fleur de lis ornament broke off during a sermon and fell to the floor. The beams holding up the balcony were being gnawed ... «Charleston Post Courier, Jul 15»
7
Christmas in July
Every year the Chaska Historical Society introduces a new Christmas ornament at River City Days. This year, the society introduces the ... «SW News Media, Jul 15»
8
The art of ornamentation in your garden whether it be miniscule or …
... devoted a whole book to outdoor embellishment, describes gardens as having evolved from two essential elements: plants and ornament. «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
9
Albemarle County Calling on Artists to Design Ornament
So the county is inviting local artists to participate in a juried competition to select an ornament reflecting the quality of life in and attributes of ... «The Charlottesville Newsplex, Jul 15»
10
Architectural Fragments from the Near East Give Us Glimpses of …
Titled “Pattern, Color, Light: Architectural Ornament in the Near East (500–1000),” the show features a selection of ornate column fragments, ... «Architectural Digest, Jul 15»

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