Definition of ornate
Examples of ornate in a sentence
She doesn't like ornate jewelry.
<an ornate gambling casino that is designed to look like an Italian palace>
Origin and Etymology of ornate
Middle English ornat, from Latin ornatus, past participle of ornare to furnish, embellish; akin to Latin ordo order — more at order
First Known Use: 15th century
ORNATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ornate for English Language Learners
: covered with decorations : covered with fancy patterns and shapes
: using many fancy words
ORNATE Defined for Kids
Definition of ornate for Students
: decorated in a fancy way <The traditional costume includes an ornate headdress.>
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