A Dictionary of the English Language
                        A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson
        Search Transcribed Entries:

Adornment

View Scan · View Transcription · from page 85

View Scan · View Transcription · from page 85

Ado'rnment. n.s. [from adorn.] Ornament; embellishment; elegance.

Which attribute was not given to the earth, while it was confused; nor to the heavens, before they had motion and adornment. Raleigh's History of the World.

She held the very garment of Posthumus in more respect than my noble and natural person, together with the adornment of my qualities. Shakespeare's Cymbeline.

Sources: Shakespeare's Cymbeline (73) · Raleigh, Walter (68)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

Search for this word in: American Heritage · Cambridge · Dictionary.com · The Free Dictionary · Longman · Merriam-Webster · OneLook · Oxford Dictionaries · Vocabulary.com · Wiktionary · Wordnik

Discuss this entry in the forums.

Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Adornment." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: December 4, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=14345.


Leave a Reply


Disclaimer:
johnsonsdictionaryonline.com is completely free to use. Johnson's dictionary is in the public domain, but please respect the hours of work put into this site by linking to it or crediting it. This site assumes no liability for its content or for the content of external sites linked to it, and has no warranty or guarantee concerning accuracy or availability.