McConnell soon followed, beaming like an ornament atop a Christmas tree.
It is your ornament, your grace, your seduction, your chant for courting.
I know a broken heart that went To serve you but as ornament.
But this man must be secure that humility would be an ornament to him.
No wonder they want me in London, as an ornament for the stage, John.'
And I was within an ace of becoming an ornament of the British peerage.
The most original and effective feature of ornament, however, which was introduced by Gothic architects is that of painted glass.
Silence is the ornament of your sex; and in silence, if there be not wisdom, there is safety.
"I thought your head was only valuable as an ornament," said he, with affectionate rudeness.
Cover the pie with a crust, notch and ornament it, and bake it well.
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.
1720, from ornament (n.). Middle English used ournen (late 14c.) in this sense, from Old French orner, from Latin ornare. Related: Ornamented; ornamenting.