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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Decoration  \Dec`o*ra"tion\,  n.  [LL.  decoratio:  cf  F. 
  d['e]coration.] 
  1.  The  act  of  adorning,  embellishing,  or  honoring; 
  ornamentation. 
 
  2.  That  which  adorns,  enriches,  or  beautifies;  something 
  added  by  way  of  embellishment;  ornament. 
 
  The  hall  was  celebrated  for  .  .  .  the  richness  of 
  its  decoration.  --Motley. 
 
  3.  Specifically,  any  mark  of  honor  to  be  worn  upon  the 
  person,  as  a  medal,  cross,  or  ribbon  of  an  order  of 
  knighthood,  bestowed  for  services  in  war,  great 
  achievements  in  literature,  art,  etc 
 
  {Decoration  Day},  a  day  May  30,  appointed  for  decorating 
  with  flowers  the  graves  of  the  Union  soldiers  and  sailors, 
  who  fell  in  the  Civil  War  in  the  United  States;  Memorial 
  Day  [U.S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  decoration 
  n  1:  something  used  to  beautify  [syn:  {ornament},  {ornamentation}] 
  2:  an  award  for  winning  a  championship  [syn:  {laurel  wreath},  {medal}, 
  {medallion},  {palm},  {ribbon}] 
  3:  the  act  of  decorating  something  (in  the  hope  of  making  it 
  more  attractive) 




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