- anything serving to adorn; decoration; embellishment; also, a desirable or needed adjunct
- a person whose character or talent adds luster to the surroundings, society, etc.
- an adorning or being adorned; ornamentation
- mere external display
- Music a tone or tones used to embellish a principal melodic tone
OFr ornement < L ornamentum < ornare, to adorn (akin to ordinare: see ordain)
to furnish with ornaments or be an ornament to; decorate; beautify