- n. 装饰；[建][服装] 装饰物；教堂用品
- vt. 装饰，修饰
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- ornament:  Ornament comes from Latin ōrnāmentum, a derivative of the verb ōrnāre ‘equip, get ready’, hence ‘decorate’. This also forms the basis of English adorn  and suborn  (etymologically ‘equip secretly’).
=> adorn, suborn
- ornament (n.)
- early 13c., "an accessory," from Old French ornement "ornament, decoration," and directly from Latin ornamentum "apparatus, equipment, trappings; embellishment, decoration, trinket," from ornare "equip, adorn" (see ornate). Meaning "decoration, embellishment" in English is attested from late 14c. (also a secondary sense in classical Latin). Figurative use from 1550s.
- ornament (v.)
- 1720, from ornament (n.). Middle English used ournen (late 14c.) in this sense, from Old French orner, from Latin ornare. Related: Ornamented; ornamenting.
- 1. The clock is simply for ornament; it doesn't work any more.
- 2. The flowers were put on the table for ornament.
- 3. The baroque style is rich in ornament.
- 4. She wears a crystal ornament on her chest.
- 5. She is totally without ornament.
[ ornament 造句 ]