Associations to the word «Decoration»


DECORATION, noun. The act of adorning, embellishing, or honoring; ornamentation.
DECORATION, noun. That which adorns, enriches, or beautifies; something added by way of embellishment; ornament.
DECORATION, noun. Specifically, any mark of honor to be worn upon the person, as a medal, cross, or ribbon of an order of knighthood, bestowed for services in war, great achievements in literature, art, etc.
DECORATION, noun. (biochemistry) (immunology) The use of exotic sugars as decoys to distract the immune system of a host
DECORATION DAY, noun. (US) (dated) Memorial Day

Dictionary definition

DECORATION, noun. Something used to beautify.
DECORATION, noun. An award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event.
DECORATION, noun. The act of decorating something (in the hope of making it more attractive).

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope