It is your ornament, your grace, your seduction, your chant for courting.
McConnell soon followed, beaming like an ornament atop a Christmas tree.
I know a broken heart that went To serve you but as ornament.
It has a head, sometimes carved as an ornament, so that it cannot slip from the hand.
No wonder they want me in London, as an ornament for the stage, John.'
With it, and other species, the ladies form necklaces, and ornament their dresses.
The most original and effective feature of ornament, however, which was introduced by Gothic architects is that of painted glass.
I should have liked to buy him and bring him to London with me; he would be an ornament to any house.
"I thought your head was only valuable as an ornament," said he, with affectionate rudeness.
Nearly anyone can mold an ornament, but few can mold an ornament which is durable.
early 13c., "an accessory," from Old French ornement "ornament, decoration," and directly from Latin ornamentum "apparatus, equipment, trappings; embellishment, decoration, trinket," from ornare "equip, adorn" (see ornate). Meaning "decoration, embellishment" in English is attested from late 14c. (also a secondary sense in classical Latin). Figurative use from 1550s.
1720, from ornament (n.). Middle English used ournen (late 14c.) in this sense, from Old French orner, from Latin ornare. Related: Ornamented; ornamenting.