HyperDic: decoration

English > 3 senses of the word decoration:
NOUNartifactdecoration, ornament, ornamentationsomething used to beautify
communicationdecoration, laurel wreath, medal, medallion, palm, ribbonan award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
actdecorationthe act of decorating something (in the hope of making it more attractive)
decoration > pronunciation
Soundsdeh.kerey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > decoration: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningSomething used to beautify.
Synonymsornament, ornamentation
NarrowerChristmas treeAn ornamented evergreen used as a Christmas decoration
adornmentA decoration of color / color or interest that is added to relieve plainness
arabesqueAn ornament that interlaces simulated foliage in an intricate design
architectural ornament(architecture) something added to a building to improve its appearance
beading, beadworkornamentation with beads
bowA decorative interlacing of ribbons
brassAn ornament or utensil made of brass
centerpiece, centrepieceSomething placed at the center of something else (as on a table)
cockadeAn ornament (such as a knot of ribbon or a rosette) usually worn on the hat
design, pattern, figureA decorative or artistic work
embellishmentA superfluous ornament
finialAn ornament at the top of a spire or gable
flower arrangement, floral arrangementA decorative arrangement of flowers
folderal, falderol, frill, gimcrackery, gimcrack, nonsense, trumperyOrnamental objects of no great value
gargoyleAn ornament consisting of a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal
garnishAny decoration added as a trimming or adornment
garnishSomething (such as parsley) added to a dish for flavor or decoration
graffito, graffitiA rude decoration inscribed on rocks or walls
hanging, wall hangingDecoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window
hood ornamentAn ornament on the front of the hood of a car emblematic of the manufacturer / manufacturer
incrustation, encrustationA decorative coating / coating of contrasting material that is applied to a surface as an inlay or overlay
inlayA decoration made by fitting pieces of wood into prepared slots in a surface
interior decoration, decorDecoration consisting of the layout and furnishings of a livable interior
knob, pommelAn ornament in the shape of a ball on the hilt of a sword or dagger
lunulaA crescent-shaped metal ornament of the Bronze Age
molding, mouldingA decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing
nailheadSomething resembling the head of a nail that is used as an ornamental device
neckletDecoration worn about the neck (fur piece or tight necklace) as an ornament
overlayA layer of decorative material (such as gold leaf or wood veneer) applied over a surface
rosemalingA Scandinavian style of carved or painted decoration (as on furniture or walls or dinnerware) consisting of floral motifs
set decorationA decoration used as part of the set of a theatrical or movie production
sgraffitoA ceramic or mural decoration made by scratching off a surface layer to reveal the ground
spiral, voluteornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center
sprigAn ornament that resembles a spray of leaves or flowers
stud, rivetornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt)
tail fin, tailfin, finOne of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile
tinselA showy decoration that is basically valueless
traceryDecoration consisting of an open pattern of interlacing ribs
wind chime, wind bellA decorative arrangement of pieces of metal or glass or pottery that hang together loosely so the wind can cause them to tinkle
Broaderartifact, artefactA man-made object taken as a whole
Spanishadorno, decoración, ornamento
Catalanadornament, adorn, decoració, guarniment, ornament
Verbsdecorateprovide with decoration
decoratemake more attractive by adding ornament, colour / colour, etc.
decoratebe beautiful to look at
English > decoration: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningAn award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event.
Synonymslaurel wreath, medal, medallion, palm, ribbon
NarrowerAir MedalA United States Air Force decoration for meritorious achievement while participating in an aerial flight
Bronze Star Medal, Bronze StarA United States military decoration awarded for meritorious service (except in aerial flight)
Croix de GuerreA French military decoration for gallantry
Distinguished Conduct MedalA British military decoration for distinguished conduct in the field
Distinguished Flying CrossA United States Air Force decoration for heroism while participating in an aerial flight
Distinguished Service CrossA United States Army decoration for extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy / enemy
Distinguished Service MedalA United States military decoration for meritorious service in wartime duty of great responsibility
Distinguished Service OrderA British military decoration for special service in action
Medaille MilitaireA French military decoration
Medal of Honor, Congressional Medal of HonorThe highest U.S. military decoration awarded for bravery and valor in action 'above and beyond the call of duty'
Navy CrossA United States Navy decoration for extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy / enemy
Oak Leaf ClusterA United States military decoration consisting of bronze or silver oak leaves and acorns awarded to anyone who has won a given medal before
Order of the Purple Heart, Purple HeartA United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in action
Silver Star Medal, Silver StarA United States military decoration for gallantry in action
Victoria CrossA British military decoration for gallantry
Broaderaward, accolade, honor, honour, laurelsA tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
Spanishcondecoración, medalla, medallón
Catalancondecoració, medalla, medalló
Verbsdecorateaward a mark of honor, such as a medal, to
English > decoration: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of decorating something (in the hope of making it more attractive).
NarroweradornmentThe action of decorating yourself with something colorful and interesting
figurationdecorating with a design
markingThe act of making a visible mark on a surface / surface
ornamentation, embellishmentThe act of adding extraneous decorations to something
tattooThe practice of making a design on the skin by pricking and staining
tessellationThe act of adorning with mosaic
titivation, tittivationsprucing up
trimmingThe act of adding decoration
window dressingThe decoration of shop windows
Broaderchange of stateThe act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics / characteristics
Spanishdecoración
Catalandecoració
Verbsdecorateprovide with decoration
decoratemake more attractive by adding ornament, colour / colour, etc.
decoratebe beautiful to look at

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