de·​cor | \dā-ˈkȯr, di-ˈ;ˈde-ˌkȯr, ˈdā-ˌ\
variants: or décor

Definition of decor 

1 : a stage setting the symbolic nature of the decor— E. R. Bentley

2a : decoration sense 2

b : the style and layout of interior furnishings the restaurant's modern decor

Examples of decor in a Sentence

The store offers a lot in home decor. a minimalist approach has been taken with the stage decor for this production of the play

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Those who made the list were greeted by a disco ball display created by Raúl Àvila, known for his Met Gala decor. Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, "Ian Schrager Gives Advice on What Every Party Needs at the Studio 54 Documentary Premiere," 5 Oct. 2018 In addition to home decor and kids’ activities, the new location will offer custom framing and free floral arranging from in-store designers. Sheila Vilvens,, "National arts and crafts retailer A. C. Moore opening first Ohio store in Columbia Twp.," 14 June 2018 Teachers can also shop for classroom decor and supplies from a dedicated webpage and section in the store. Paul Takahashi, Houston Chronicle, "Walmart unveils digital tools to aid back-to-school shoppers," 11 July 2018 Epic Systems, the medical software giant based in Madison, has purchased the Ella's Deli carousel and the restaurant's collection of decor. Lainey Seyler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Epic Systems has bought the Ella's Deli carousel — and the Madison restaurant's toys, too," 5 July 2018 One, that whoever owned this place shared my favorite style of decor: anti-minimalism. Oset Babur, Bon Appetit, "Where the Fridge, Not the Bartender, Hands Out Advice," 6 June 2018 There's lots of rustic farmhouse home decor, textiles, fine antique furniture and accessories. Cristina B Bolling, charlotteobserver, "One super-shopper reveals her 5 best finds in Charlotte. Have you been to all these stores?," 30 May 2018 She's merged her passion for home decor and her talent in ceramics and is now completely focused on dinnerware and pieces for the home. Allison Carey,, "Six Cleveland Flea vendors who create new, handmade home decor (photos)," 7 May 2018 Neither is a particularly attractive piece of decor, both are pretty bad as standalone speakers, and there will be times when both assistants are just flat-out aggravating in their misunderstandings. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "The Ars Technica Mother’s Day gift guide," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of decor

1897, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for decor

French décor, from décorer to decorate, from Latin decorare

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The first known use of decor was in 1897

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English Language Learners Definition of decor

: the way that a room or the inside of a building is decorated

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