Origin of ornate
Examples from the Web for ornately
Finally, we came to the ornately carved temple portal itself, adorned with an image of a snake to its side.Fighting Back With Faith: Inside the Yezidis’ Iraqi Temple|Michael Luongo|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The law of the land comes from the emerald bosses who can be seen sometimes with ornately decorative pistols stuck in their belts.
This main building, ornately decorated, was windowless, and the several closed doors represented metallic and forbidding barriers.The Secret of the Ninth Planet|Donald Allen Wollheim
He writes too ornately, too laconically, with too great a wealth of imagery and imagination.Poor Folk|Fyodor Dostoyevsky
It is exactly like the other figure, with the hands over the belly, aproned and ornately tasseled on its left.
Behind him there were others of the same fair type, all of them sumptuously and ornately attired.
They have on their widest-brimmed, highest crowned sombreros and their most ornately stitched boots.Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway|Effie Price Gladding
Word Origin for ornate
early 15c., from Latin ornatus "fitted out, furnished, supplied; adorned, decorated, embellished," past participle of ornare "adorn, fit out," from stem of ordo "order" (see order (n.)). Earliest reference is to literary style. Related: Ornately; ornateness.