verb (used with object)
Origin of adorn
Examples from the Web for adorn
The chances that portraits of Daud and Saleh al-Kuwaiti will ever adorn a 200-shekel bill seem slim.
His imagery does more than adorn; it also helps swiftly clinch a character for the reader.
Yet I think you do right in returning to the society which you were destined to adorn.Wild Western Scenes|John Beauchamp Jones
Undoubtedly, it is God's arrangement that women should beautify and adorn the home.Betty's Battles|S. L. M.
With scissors in hand she raided the flower-beds for lady-slippers and clove-geranium with which to adorn the table.My Actor-Husband|Anonymous
I hope you will adorn our literature with many more beautiful compositions similiar to Brass Nuckles.Mince PieAuthor: Christopher Darlington MorleyRelease Date: October 10, 2004 [eBook #13694]|Christopher Darlington Morley
Amidst the scrolls of arabesque foliage which adorn it, appear the arms of the principal Portuguese nobility.Italy; with sketches of Spain and Portugal|William Beckford
Word Origin for adorn
late 14c., "to decorate, embellish," also "be an ornament to," from Old French aorner "to order, arrange, dispose, equip; adorn," from Latin adornare "equip, provide, embellish," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + ornare "prepare, furnish, adorn, fit out," from stem of ordo "order" (see order (n.)). The -d- was reinserted by French scribes 14c., in English from late 15c. Related: Adorned; adorning.