Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ADORNS

What is it that adorns and enhances all the wild and uncultivated scenes of nature?

It is now one of the most attractive portions of the great pile which it adorns.

It is the influence that adorns, elevates, and embellishes existence.

This adorns the tomb of John and Margaret Whiting, in the north transept.

Sprung from what line, adorns the maid These, valleys deep in mountain-shade?

The fresco by Giotto is much, but the vault it adorns was planned first.

Near us is a type, too: a man who adorns his own tale, and points his own moral.

If I mistake not Joanna's form of mind, what most adorns her Is her modest heart.

It is the picture of Charles the Second which adorns it; is it not?

If there be a waste, he adorns it with trees; if a dry desert, he waters it with a river, or floats it with a lake.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to decorate, embellish," also "be an ornament to," from Old French aorner "to order, arrange, dispose, equip; adorn," from Latin adornare "equip, provide, embellish," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + ornare "prepare, furnish, adorn, fit out," from stem of ordo "order" (see order (n.)). The -d- was reinserted by French scribes 14c., in English from late 15c. Related: Adorned; adorning.