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Roget category 847

6. Words relating to the sentient and moral
6.2. Personal affections
›› 6.2.2. Discriminative affections

#847. Ornament


ornament, ornamentation, ornamental artornature, ornatenessadornment, decoration, embellishmentarchitecturejewelry etc. 847.1. [surface coatings for wood: list] garnish, polish, varnish, French polish, veneer, japanning, lacquer.
[surface coatings for metal] gilding, plating, ormolu, enamel, cloisonn_e.
[surface coatings for human skin] cosmetics (in general), makeup[Makeup list], eye shadow, rouge, face powder, lipstick, blush.
[ornamental surface pattern: list] pattern, diaper, powdering, paneling, graining, pargetingdetailrepousse (convexity) 250texture etc. 329richnesstracery, molding, fillet, listel, strapwork, coquillage [Fr.], flourish, fleur-de-lis [Fr.], arabesque, fret, anthemionegg and tongue, egg and dartastragal, zigzag, acanthus, cartouchepilaster etc. (projection) 250bead, beadingchampleve ware [Fr.], cloisonne warefrost work, Moresque [Lat.], Morisco, tooling.
[ornamental cloth] embroiderybrocade, brocatelle, galloon, lace, fringe, trapping, border, edging, trimminghanging, tapestry, arrasmillinery, erminedrap d'or [Fr.].
wreath, festoon, garland, chaplet, flower, nosegay, bouquet, posy, daisies pied and violets blue," tassel, [Love's Labor's Lost], knotshoulder knot, apaulette, epaulet, aigulet, frogstar, rosette, bowfeather, plume, pompom, panache, aigrette.
finery, frippery, gewgaw, gimcrack, tinsel, spangle, clinquant, pinchbeck, pasteexcess of ornament etc. (vulgarity) 851gaud, pride.
[ornamentation of text] illustration, illumination, vignette.
fleuronhead piece [Fr.], tail piece [Fr.]cul-de-lampe [Fr.]flowers of rhetoric etc. 577work of art.


ornament, embellish, enrich, decorate, adorn, bead, beautify, adonize.
smarten, furbish, polish, gild, varnish, whitewash, enamel, japan, lacquer, paint, grain.
garnish, trim, dizen, bedizen, prink, pranktrick out, fig outdeck, bedeck, dight, bedight, arraybegawd, titivatedress, dress upspangle, bespangle, powderembroider, workchase, emboss, fret, emblazonilluminateillustrate.
become etc. (accord with) 23.


ornamented, beautified etc. v. — ornate, rich, gilt, begilt, tesselated, festoonedchampleve [Fr.], cloisonne, topiary.
smart, gay, trickly, flowery, glitteringnew gilt, new spangledfine as a Mayday queen, fine as a fivepence, fine as a carrot fresh scrapedpranked out, bedight, well-groomed.
in full dress etc. (fashion) 852dressed to kill, dressed to the nines, dressed to advantagein Sunday best, en grand tenue [Fr.], en grande toilette [Fr.]in best bib and tucker, endimanche [Fr.].
showy, flashygaudy etc. (vulgar) 851garish, gairishgorgeous.
ornamental, decorativebecoming etc. (accordant) 23.

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