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garnish


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Garnish  \Gar"nish\,  n. 
  1.  Something  added  for  embellishment;  decoration;  ornament; 
  also  dress;  garments,  especially  such  as  are  showy  or 
  decorated. 
 
  So  are  you  sweet,  Even  in  the  lovely  garnish  of  a 
  boy.  --Shak. 
 
  Matter  and  figure  they  produce;  For  garnish  this 
  and  that  for  use  --Prior. 
 
  2.  (Cookery)  Something  set  round  or  upon  a  dish  as  an 
  embellishment.  See  {Garnish},  v.  t.,  2.  --Smart. 
 
  3.  Fetters.  [Cant] 
 
  4.  A  fee;  specifically,  in  English  jails,  formerly  an 
  unauthorized  fee  demanded  by  the  old  prisoners  of  a 
  newcomer.  [Cant]  --Fielding. 
 
  {Garnish  bolt}  (Carp.),  a  bolt  with  a  chamfered  or  faceted 
  head.  --Knight. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Garnish  \Gar"nish\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Garnished};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Garnishing}.]  [OE.  garnischen  garnissen  OF  garnir 
  to  provide,  strengthen,  prepare,  garnish,  warn,  F.  garnir  to 
  provide,  furnish,  garnish,  --  of  German  origin;  cf  OHG. 
  warn[=o]n  to  provide,  equip;  akin  to  G.  wahren  to  watch,  E. 
  aware,  ware,  wary,  and  cf  also  E.  warn.  See  {Wary},  {-ish}, 
  and  cf  {Garment},  {Garrison}.] 
  1.  To  decorate  with  ornamental  appendages;  to  set  off  to 
  adorn;  to  embellish. 
 
  All  within  with  flowers  was  garnished.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  (Cookery)  To  ornament,  as  a  dish,  with  something  laid 
  about  it  as  a  dish  garnished  with  parsley. 
 
  3.  To  furnish;  to  supply. 
 
  4.  To  fit  with  fetters.  [Cant]  --Johnson. 
 
  5.  (Law)  To  warn  by  garnishment;  to  give  notice  to  to 
  garnishee.  See  {Garnishee},  v.  t.  --Cowell. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  garnish 
  n  1:  something  added  to  a  dish  for  flavor  or  decoration 
  2:  something  added  as  a  decoration  or  adornment 
  v  :  decorate  (food),  as  with  parsley  or  other  ornamental  foods 
  [syn:  {trim},  {dress}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Garnish 
  overlay  with  stones  (2  Chr.  3:6),  adorn  (Rev.  21:19),  deck  with 
  garlands  (Matt.  23:29),  furnish  (12:44). 
 
  In  Job  26:13  (Heb.  shiphrah,  meaning  "brightness"),  "By  his 
  spirit  the  heavens  are  brightness"  i.e.,  are  bright,  splendid, 
  beautiful. 
 




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