Ornate definition

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Elaborate or showy, as in style.

Ornate rhetoric.

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(obsolete) To adorn; to honour.

They may ornate and sanctify the name of God. "” Latimer.

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Showy or flowery.

An ornate writing style.

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Elaborately, heavily, and often excessively ornamented.
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Heavily ornamented or adorned, often, excessively so.
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The definition of ornate is heavily decorated, very elaborate or showy.

An example of something ornate is a costume covered in diamonds, glitter, feathers and pieces of silver.

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Finely finished, as a style of composition.
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Origin of ornate

  • Middle English from Latin ōrnātus past participle of ōrnāre to embellish ar- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin ornatus, past participle of ornare (“to equip, adorn").

    From Wiktionary