An example of ornament is to decorate a house for Easter.
An example of an ornament is a star on a Christmas tree.
An example of an ornament is a young man who is determined as a hero and a good example to other young men in an organization.
A singer who is an ornament to the world of opera.
We will ornament the windows with trim to make the room seem brighter.
Ornamented the windows with hanging plants.
The editor ornamented his plain writing, making it fancier but less clear.
Origin of ornament
- Middle English ournement from Old French ornement from Latin ōrnāmentum from ōrnāre to adorn ar- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition