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Ornament


OR'NAMENT, noun [Latin ornamentum, from orno, to adorn. Varro informs us that this was primitively osnamentum; but this is improbable. See Adorn.]

1. That which embellishes; something which, added to another thing, renders it more beautiful to the eye.

The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers, the bonnets and the ornaments of the legs - Isaiah 3:18.

2. In architecture, ornaments are sculpture or carved work.

3. Embellishment; decoration; additional beauty.

- The ornament of a meek and quiet spirit which is in the sight of God of great price. 1 Peter 3:4.

OR'NAMENT, verb transitive To adorn; to deck; to embellish.