KJV Dictionary Definition: ornament


OR'NAMENT, n. L. 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 - Is. 3.

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. 1Peter 3.

OR'NAMENT, v.t. To adorn; to deck; to embellish.


ORNAMENT'AL, a. Serving to decorate; giving additional beauty; embellishing.

Some think it most ornamental to wear their bracelets on their wrists; others about their ankles.


ORNAMENT'ALLY, adv. In such a manner as to add embellishment.


OR'NAMENTED, pp. Decorated; embellished; beautified.


OR'NAMENTING, ppr. Decorating; embellishing.