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festoon


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Festoon  \Fes*toon"\,  n.  [F.  feston  (cf.  Sp  feston,  It 
  festone),  prob.  fr  L.  festum  festival.  See  {Feast}.] 
  1.  A  garland  or  wreath  hanging  in  a  depending  curve,  used  in 
  decoration  for  festivals,  etc.;  anything  arranged  in  this 
  way 
 
  2.  (Arch.  &  Sculp.)  A  carved  ornament  consisting  of  flowers, 
  and  leaves,  intermixed  or  twisted  together,  wound  with  a 
  ribbon,  and  hanging  or  depending  in  a  natural  curve.  See 
  Illust.  of  {Bucranium}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Festoon  \Fes*toon"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Festooned};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Festooning}.] 
  To  form  in  festoons,  or  to  adorn  with  festoons. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  festoon 
  n  1:  fabric  draped  and  bound  at  intervals  to  form  graceful  loops 
  2:  a  decorative  representation  of  a  string  of  flowers  suspended 
  between  two  points;  used  on  pottery  or  in  architectural 
  work 
  3:  a  string  of  flowers  suspended  in  a  chain  between  two  points 
  v  :  decorate  with  festoons 




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