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Festoon definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

Something in imitation of a garland or wreath. In architecture and sculpture, an ornament of carved work in the form of a wreath of flowers, fruits and leaves intermixed or twisted together. It is in the form of a string or collar, somewhat largest in the middle, where it falls down in an arch, being suspended by the ends, the extremities of which hang down perpendicularly.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a curtain of fabric draped and bound at intervals to form graceful curves
2: an embellishment consisting of a decorative representation of a string of flowers suspended between two points; used on pottery or in architectural work
3: flower chains suspended in curves between points as a decoration [syn: festoon, festoonery] v
1: decorate with strings of flowers; "The public buildings were festooned for the holiday"

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: French feston, from Italian festone, from festa festival, from Latin more at feast Date: 1630 1. a decorative chain or strip hanging between two points 2. a carved, molded, or painted ornament representing a decorative chain II. transitive verb Date: 1765 1. to hang or form festoons on 2. to shape into festoons 3. decorate, adorn; also cover 4b

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a chain of flowers, leaves, ribbons, etc., hung in a curve as a decoration. 2 a carved or moulded ornament representing this. --v.tr. (often foll. by with) adorn with or form into festoons; decorate elaborately. Derivatives: festoonery n. Etymology: F feston f. It. festone f. festa FEAST

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Festoon Fes*toon", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Festooned; p. pr. & vb. n. Festooning.] To form in festoons, or to adorn with festoons.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(festoons, festooning, festooned) If something is festooned with, for example, lights, balloons, or flowers, large numbers of these things are hung from it or wrapped around it, especially in order to decorate it. The temples are festooned with lights. = bedeck VERB: usu passive, be V-ed with/in n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. Hanging garland, looped garland. II. v. a. 1. Loop, loop up, form into festoons. 2. Decorate with festoons, hang with looped garlands.

Moby Thesaurus

arc, boughpot, bouquet, boutonniere, bow, bravery, buttonhole, catacaustic, catenary, caustic, chaplet, chiffon, circle, clinquant, conchoid, corsage, crook, curl, curve, diacaustic, ellipse, festoons, finery, flower arrangement, folderol, foofaraw, frilliness, frilling, frills, frills and furbelows, frippery, froufrou, fuss, gaiety, garland, gaudery, gilding, gilt, gingerbread, hook, hyperbola, lei, lituus, nosegay, parabola, paste, pinchbeck, posy, sinus, spray, superfluity, tinsel, tracery, trappings, trickery, trumpery, wreath


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