Origin of ornamented
verb (used with object)
Origin of ornament
Examples from the Web for ornamented
Strictly utilitarian articles should not be ornamented by surface enrichment.Industrial Arts Design|William H. Varnum
This end has also two octagonal turrets, the upper stories of which are ornamented with open-worked panels and crocketted domes.Chelsea|George Bryan
When he left the shop there was no sign of the boys who had ornamented the log earlier in the evening.The Young Mountaineers|Charles Egbert Craddock
It was ornamented with a curved prow and stern, such as Stonor had not before seen.The Woman from Outside|Hulbert Footner
In this masculine attire they appeared mounted on the finest horses they could procure, ornamented with the richest furniture.Life of Edward the Black Prince|Louise Creighton
verb (ˈɔːnəˌmɛnt) (tr)
Word Origin for ornament
1720, from ornament (n.). Middle English used ournen (late 14c.) in this sense, from Old French orner, from Latin ornare. Related: Ornamented; ornamenting.
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.