ornate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ornatus, past participle of ornare (to equip, adorn).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ɔɹˈneɪt/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪt

Adjective[edit]

ornate (comparative more ornate, superlative most ornate)

  1. Elaborately ornamented, often to excess.
    • 1907 August, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, chapter V, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326:
      The house of Ruthven was a small but ultra-modern limestone affair, between Madison and Fifth ; []. As a matter of fact its narrow ornate façade presented not a single quiet space that the eyes might rest on after a tiring attempt to follow and codify the arabesques, foliations, and intricate vermiculations of what some disrespectfully dubbed as “near-aissance.”
  2. Flashy, flowery or showy
  3. Finely finished, as a style of composition.

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Verb[edit]

ornate (third-person singular simple present ornates, present participle ornating, simple past and past participle ornated)

  1. (obsolete) To adorn; to honour.
    • 1552, Hugh Latimer, the second sermon upon the Lord's Prayer
      They may ornate and sanctify the name of God.

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

ornate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of ornare
  2. second-person plural imperative of ornare
  3. feminine plural of ornato

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Latin[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ōrnātē (comparative ōrnātius, superlative ōrnātissimē)

Participle[edit]

ōrnāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of ōrnātus

References[edit]

  • ornate in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ornate in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ornate in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette