Origin of decoration
Examples from the Web for decoration
"I was searching for something suburban—some low form of decoration that could be transformed," she said.Kim Gordon: Going Solo After Sonic Youth, and Why She Identifies With ‘Girls’|Andrew Romano|April 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But they were once used for so much more than just decoration.Jodhpur Is an Oasis in the Middle of the Mad Rush of India|William O’Connor|March 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2005, Congress passed the Stolen Valor Act, a law making it illegal to lie about receiving a military medal or decoration.
I have all the paintings and any decoration taken out of the room.
Memorial Day began as Decoration Day, honoring and mourning the soldiers who died in the American Civil War.
It is the most beautiful pulpit in all Italy, splendid alike in its decoration and its construction.Florence and Northern Tuscany with Genoa|Edward Hutton
The little bits left from the decoration are chopped and used in the salpicon or in a sauce.The Century Cook Book|Mary Ronald
Still more surprising is the elegance and completeness of the decoration.A history of art in ancient Egypt, Vol. I (of 2)|Georges Perrot
To this diversity of lines we must add the diversity of decoration.The Spell of the Heart of France|Andr Hallays
The green family in its finest form is undoubtedly a Kang-he production, but all of the decoration was not in green.Chats on Oriental China|J. F. Blacker
British Dictionary definitions for decoration
Word Origin and History for decoration
early 15c., "action of decorating, beautification," from Late Latin decorationem (nominative decoratio), noun of action from past participle stem of decorare (see decorate). Meaning "that which decorates" is from 1670s. As "a badge or medal worn as a mark of honor," it is attested from 1816 (often in plural, decorations).