Definition of adorn
1 : to enhance the appearance of especially with beautiful objects adorned the wall with her paintings
2 : to enliven or decorate as if with ornaments people of fashion who adorned the Court
Examples of adorn in a sentence
Her paintings adorn the walls.
the Sultan's tent was richly adorned with thick tapestries and gleaming gold candlesticks
Origin and Etymology of adorn
Middle English, from Latin adornare, from ad- + ornare to furnish — more at ornate
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of adorn
ADORN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of adorn for English Language Learners
: to make (someone or something) more attractive by adding something beautiful
ADORN Defined for Kids
Definition of adorn for Students
: to make more attractive by adding something Paintings adorn the walls.
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