[dek-uh-rey-shuh n]See more synonyms for decoration on Thesaurus.com noun
- something used for ; adornment; embellishment: The gymnasium was adorned with posters and crepe-paper decorations for the dance.
- the act of.
- a badge, medal, etc., conferred and worn as a mark of honor: a decoration for bravery.
Origin of decoration
1575–85; < Late Latin decorātiōn- (stem of decorātiō) an ornament. See,Related formsnon·dec·o·ra·tion, nouno·ver·dec·o·ra·tion, nounre·dec·o·ra·tion, nounsu·per·dec·o·ra·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for decoration
"I was searching for something suburban—some low form of decoration that could be transformed," she said.
But they were once used for so much more than just decoration.
In 2005, Congress passed the Stolen Valor Act, a law making it illegal to lie about receiving a military medal or decoration.
I have all the paintings and any decoration taken out of the room.
Memorial Day began as Decoration Day, honoring and mourning the soldiers who died in the American Civil War.
It fell to young Ried to appoint the committee on decoration.
The fashion of its ornament and decoration was foreign to that adopted by the Moors of Granada.
The bills, as a variety in the funeral procession, almost amounted to a decoration.
The style of the decoration approaches the Early English character.
The voice was Coryston's, directed apparently at the Adam decoration of the ceiling.
- an addition that renders something more attractive or ornate; adornment
- the act, process, or art of decorating
- a medal, badge, etc, conferred as a mark of honour
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Word Origin and History for decoration
early 15c., "action of decorating, beautification," from Late Latin decorationem (nominative decoratio), noun of action from past participle stem of decorare (see ). Meaning "that which decorates" is from 1670s. As "a badge or medal worn as a mark of honor," it is attested from 1816 (often in plural, decorations).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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