dec·o·ra·tor | \ˈde-kə-ˌrā-tər \

Definition of decorator 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: one that decorates especially : one that designs or executes interiors and their furnishings



Definition of decorator (Entry 2 of 2)

: suitable for interior decoration decorator fabrics

Examples of decorator in a Sentence


They hired a decorator to redesign their dining room.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The look, which also can be seen in her other homes, reflects the influence of Gail Melikian, Ms. Rafaelian’s best friend and decorator who owns an antique store in Cranston. Candace Taylor, WSJ, "Inside the Many, Many Homes of This Jewelry Billionaire," 12 July 2018 Naturally, faux fur also appeals to home decorators who want to stay animal-friendly. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "How To Decorate With Faux Fur, According To Top Designers," 7 Sep. 2016 The 11,821 square feet of living space was designed by former White House decorator Michael Smith and features reclaimed fireplace mantels, hand-hewn hardwood floors and custom ironwork. Jack Flemming,, "Mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer pulls in $11.5 million for Brentwood estate," 16 June 2018 The decorator Bunny Williams, who grew up in Virginia with a father who raised beagles, opts for performance fabrics like those made by Schumacher and Perennials. Michelle Higgins, New York Times, "Dogs and Cats and Decorating: It’s Easier Than You Think," 1 May 2018 Her design sensibility is influenced by her best friend and decorator Gail Melikian, who owns the antique store Emma’s Back Porch in Ms. Rafaelian’s hometown of Cranston, R.I. Candace Taylor, WSJ, "Inside the Many, Many Homes of This Jewelry Billionaire," 12 July 2018 Now, Pakenham, who works in the mortgage department of a bank, spots a decorator’s van. Elizabeth Royte, Daily Intelligencer, "George Pakenham is waging a one-man war on air pollution on the Upper West Side.," 10 July 2018 The restaurant said the jars were for decorator use only and promised to take them home. Kevin Mccoy, USA TODAY, "Red Hen restaurant that booted Sarah Huckabee Sanders features mixed inspection record," 25 June 2018 The wedding coordinator, the decorator and the food, and everyone were super eager to work. Charlotte Triggs,, "Why One Puerto Rican Bride Had Her Wedding in the Wake of Maria's Devastation: 'It Gave Us Hope'," 15 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of decorator


circa 1755, in the meaning defined above


1950, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of decorator

: a person who decorates something especially as a job


dec·o·ra·tor | \ˈde-kə-ˌrā-tər \

Kids Definition of decorator

: a person who decorates especially the rooms of houses

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