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decoration

 
Noun decoration has 3 senses
  1. decoration, ornament, ornamentation - something used to beautify
    --1 is a kind of artifact, artefact
    --1 has particulars:
     adornment; arabesque; architectural ornament; beading, beadwork; bow; brass; centerpiece, centrepiece; Christmas tree; cockade; design, pattern, figure; embellishment; falderal, folderol, frills, gimcrackery, gimcracks, nonsense, trumpery; finial; flower arrangement; gargoyle; garnish; graffito, graffiti; hanging, wall hanging; hood ornament; incrustation, encrustation; inlay; interior decoration, decor; knob, pommel; lunula; molding, moulding; nailhead; necklet; rosemaling; set decoration; sgraffito; spiral, volute; sprig; stud, rivet; tail fin, tailfin, fin; tinsel; tracery; wind chimes, wind bells; garnish
    Derived forms: verb decorate2, verb decorate1, verb decorate4
  2. decoration, laurel wreath, medal, medallion, palm, ribbon - an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
    --2 is a kind of award, accolade, honor, honour, laurels
    --2 has particulars:
     bronze medal; gold medal; silver medal, silver; Medal of Honor, Congressional Medal of Honor; Distinguished Service Medal; Distinguished Service Cross; Navy Cross; Distinguished Flying Cross; Air Medal; Silver Star Medal, Silver Star; Bronze Star Medal, Bronze Star; Order of the Purple Heart, Purple Heart; Oak Leaf Cluster; Victoria Cross; Distinguished Conduct Medal; Distinguished Service Order; Croix de Guerre; Medaille Militaire
    Derived form: verb decorate3
  3. decoration - the act of decorating something (in the hope of making it more attractive)
    --3 is a kind of
    change of state
    --3 has particulars:
     adornment; ornamentation, embellishment; window dressing; trimming; tessellation; figuration; tattoo; titivation, tittivation; marking
    Derived forms: verb decorate2, verb decorate1, verb decorate4
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