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Definition of the verb adorn

What does adorn mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: adorned | adorning | adorns

  1. make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
  2. be beautiful to look at
  3. furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of adorn: clothe / invest
    • more generic terms: equip / fit / fit out / outfit = provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose

Alternative definition of the verb adorn


  1. To make more beautiful and attractive; to decorate.

Definition of the verb adorn for high school students

    to decorate
    • example: We adorned the tree with ornaments.

The verb adorn is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.


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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Adorn

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Google previewThe Complete English–Maori Dictionary (2012)

by Bruce Biggs

adorn aatanga, haakari, nakonako, raakai, raakei, raawai, taatai, whakaniko, whakanikoniko, wahakapaipai, whakaraakai, whakatau. adorn by stickingin feathers tia. adorn with abunch of ...

Google previewThe Favorite Pictorial Dictionary Defining and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language (1882)

Based Upon the Labors and Principles of Webster, and Other Authorities : Containing More Than 30,000 Words

adorn; to make beautiful.

Google previewThe Royal Standard English Dictionary (1777)

In which the Words are Not Only Rationally Divided Into Syllables, Accurately Accented, and Their Part of Speech Properly Distinguished; But Likewise by a Key to this Work ... It Exhibits Their True Pronunciation According to the Present Practice of Men of Letters, Eminent Orators, and Polite Speakers in London ... To which is Added the Proper Names of Persons and Places in the Old and New Testaments ... by William Perry

to fit; adorn; to be the fate of, &c. [viour Be-cóm'ing, a graceful, pleasing: s. behaBe-cóm'īng-nēss, s. propriety; elegant congruity, decency, suitableness - Bed, s.a. thing to sleep on; o channel of a river; bank of earth in a garden: ...

Google previewDictionary of the English Language: Abridged from the American Dictionary (1845)

by Noah Webster, William Chauncey Fowler

To adorn; to make beautiful. EM-BEL-LISH-FD, pp.

Google previewTwentieth Century Dictionary (1914)

Containing Every Useful Word in the English Language, with Its Correct Spelling, Accurate Pronunciation and Exact Meaning According to Webster and Worcester. To which is Added An Encyclopaedia of Valuable Information, Also a Complete Supplement of New Words by Charles C. Parker

to adorn ; to make beautiful. Embellishment (em-bel'ish-ment), n. ornament; decoration. Embers (em 'berz), n.

Google previewThe Excelsior pronouncing dictionary of the English language (1876)

by William Nicholson (of Halifax.)

to adorn ; to make beautiful. Embellishment, (em-bel'- ish-ment) n. ornament; decoration. Embers, (em'berz) n. ji(. hot cinders ; ashes with fire. Embezzle, (em-bezl) v. t. 1 to appropriate by breach of trust; to use ...

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Usage statistics about adorn

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Quotes about Adorn

You buy this and that all the time
to adorn your grand daughter
but neglect her mother altogether.
To adorn your daughter-in-law
is to feed the eyes of your son.
Mother-in-law, where is your wisdom?
23.03.2001, Pmdi (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of A1D2O1R1N1

The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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