The definition of an ornament is a decoration, or a person who adds luster to society, or the process of decorating.(noun)
Ornament is defined as to decorate or make beautiful.(verb)
An example of ornament is to decorate a house for Easter.
See ornament in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: OFr ornement < L ornamentum < ornare, to adorn (akin to ordinare: see ordain)
See ornament in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English ournement
Origin: , from Old French ornement
Origin: , from Latin ōrnāmentum
Origin: , from ōrnāre, to adorn; see ar- in Indo-European roots.
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