1. The act of adorning, embellishing, or honoring; ornamentation.
2. That which adorns, enriches, or beautifies; something added by way of embellishment; ornament.
The hall was celebrated for . . . the richness of its decoration. --Motley.
3. Specifically, any mark of honor to be worn upon the person, as a medal, cross, or ribbon of an order of knighthood, bestowed for services in war, great achievements in literature, art, etc.
n 1: something used to beautify [syn: ornament, ornamentation]
2: an award for winning a championship or commemorating some
other event [syn: laurel wreath, medal, medallion, palm,
3: the act of decorating something (in the hope of making it