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  • 1 Adorn — Río de El Señor de los Anillos Creador(es) J. R. R. Tolkien Información Localización Rohan Nacimiento Montañas Blancas Desembocadura Río Isen El Adorn es un río ficti …

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  • 2 Adorn — may refer to:*Adorn (Middle earth), a river of J. R. R. Tolkien s Middle earth legendarium *Barnstar, a decorative piece in the shape of a five point star used to adorn the barn *Fretwork, an interlaced decorative design that is either carved in… …

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  • 3 Adorn — A*dorn , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Adorned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Adorning}.] [OE. aournen, anournen, adornen, OF. aorner, fr. L. aaornare; ad + ornare to furnish, embellish. See {Adore}, {Ornate}.] To deck or dress with ornaments; to embellish; to set… …

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  • 4 adorn — adorn; adorn·ment; re·adorn; un·adorn·ed·ness; …

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  • 5 adorn — (v.) late 14c., to decorate, embellish, also be an ornament to, from O.Fr. aorner to order, arrange, dispose, equip; adorn, from L. adornare equip, provide, embellish, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + ornare prepare, furnish, adorn, fit out, from… …

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  • 6 adorn — adorn, decorate, ornament, embellish, beautify, deck, bedeck, garnish mean to add something unessential in order to enhance the appearance. These words and especially the first five are often used interchangeably; certain distinctions, however,… …

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  • 7 adorn — [ə dôrn′] vt. [ME adornen (altered after L) < OFr aourner < L adornare < ad , to + ornare, to fit out: see ORNAMENT] 1. to be an ornament to; add beauty, splendor, or distinction to 2. to put decorations on; ornament SYN. ADORN is used… …

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  • 8 Adorn — A*dorn , n. Adornment. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 Adorn — A*dorn , a. Adorned; decorated. [Obs.] Milton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 10 adorn — index embellish, meliorate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 11 adorn — [v] decorate array, beautify, bedeck, deck, doll up*, dress up, embellish, enhance, enrich, fix up, furbish, garnish, grace, gussy up*, ornament, spruce up, trim; concepts 162,177 Ant. damage, deform, hurt, leave plain, mar …

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  • 12 adorn — ► VERB ▪ make more attractive or beautiful; decorate. DERIVATIVES adornment noun. ORIGIN Latin adornare deck out, decorate …

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  • 13 Adorn — Liste des cours d eau de la Terre du Milieu Cet article recense les différents cours d eau de la Terre du Milieu, univers né de l imagination de John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. Sommaire : Haut A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z …

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  • 14 adorn — UK [əˈdɔː(r)n] / US [əˈdɔrn] verb [transitive] Word forms adorn : present tense I/you/we/they adorn he/she/it adorns present participle adorning past tense adorned past participle adorned to decorate something Several original paintings adorn the …

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  • 15 adorn — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin adornare, from ad + ornare to furnish more at ornate Date: 14th century 1. to enhance the appearance of especially with beautiful objects 2. to enliven or decorate …

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  • 16 adorn — verb Adorn is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑decoration Adorn is used with these nouns as the object: ↑cover, ↑wall …

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  • 17 adorn — [[t]ədɔ͟ː(r)n[/t]] adorns, adorning, adorned VERB If something adorns a place or an object, it makes it look more beautiful. [V n] His watercolour designs adorn a wide range of books... [V n] Several magnificent oil paintings adorn the walls. Syn …

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  • 18 adorn — a|dorn [əˈdo:n US o:rn] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: adorner, from Latin adornare, from ad to + ornare to decorate ] formal to decorate something adorn sth with sth ▪ church walls adorned with religious paintings …

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  • 19 adorn — verb we ll adorn the hall with tiny lights and ropes of pine Syn: decorate, embellish, ornament, enhance; beautify, prettify, grace, bedeck, deck (out), dress (up), trim, swathe, wreathe, festoon, garland, array, emblazon, titivate …

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  • 20 adorn — adorner, n. adorningly, adv. /euh dawrn /, v.t. 1. to decorate or add beauty to, as by ornaments: garlands of flowers adorning their hair. 2. to make more pleasing, attractive, impressive, etc.; enhance: Piety adorned Abigail s character. [1325… …

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