Festoon meaning

fĕ-sto͝on
To adorn or hang with festoons.
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To form into a festoon or festoons.
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The definition of a festoon is a wreath or curved string of leaves or flowers, or something in such a shape.

An example of a festoon is a layer of garland on a Christmas tree.

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Festoon is defined as to make wreaths or curved strings of leaves or flowers, or to decorate with such shaped objects.

An example of festoon is to place garland in a circle around candles on a table.

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A string or garland, as of leaves or flowers, suspended in a loop or curve between two points.
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A representation of such a string or garland, as in painting or sculpture.
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To decorate with or as if with festoons; hang festoons on.
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To form or make into festoons.
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A wreath or garland of flowers, leaves, paper, etc. hanging in a loop or curve.
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Any carved or molded decoration resembling this, as on furniture.
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To join by festoons.
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An ornament such as a garland or chain which hangs loosely from two tacked spots.
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(architecture) A bas-relief, painting, or structural motif resembling such an ornament.
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A raised cable with light globes attached.
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(astronomy) A cloud on Jupiter that hangs out of its home belt or zone into an adjacent area forming a curved finger-like image or a complete loop back to its home belt or zone.
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(entomology) Any of a series of wrinkles on the backs of some ticks.
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(technology) A specific style of electric light bulb consisting of a cylindrical enclosure with two points of contact on either end providing power to the filament or diode.
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To hang ornaments, such as garlands or chains, which hang loosely from two tacked spots.
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To make festoons.
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To decorate or bedeck abundantly.
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Origin of festoon

  • French feston from Italian festone from festa feast from Vulgar Latin fēsta feast

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French feston

    From Wiktionary