flowery vs ornate what difference

what is difference between flowery and ornate

English

Etymology

From Middle English floury, equivalent to flower +‎ -y.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -aʊəɹi

Adjective

flowery (comparative flowerier or more flowery, superlative floweriest or most flowery)

  1. (not comparable) Pertaining to flowers.
  2. Decorated with or abundant in flowers.
    • 1879, William Henderson, Notes on the folk-lore of the northern counties of England and the borders
      At last she reached a flowery knoll, at whose feet ran a little burn, shaded with woodbine and wild roses; and there she sat down, burying her face in her hands.
  3. (of a speech or piece of writing) overly complicated or elaborate; with grandiloquent expressions; marked by rhetorical elegance
    Synonyms: bombastic, verbose

Translations

Anagrams

  • fowlery, rye wolf


English

Etymology

From Latin ornatus, past participle of ornare (to equip, adorn). Doublet of orné.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ɔɹˈneɪt/
  • Rhymes: -eɪt

Adjective

ornate (comparative more ornate, superlative most ornate)

  1. Elaborately ornamented, often to excess.
    • The house of Ruthven was a small but ultra-modern limestone affair, between Madison and Fifth ; []. As a matter of fact its narrow ornate façade presented not a single quiet space that the eyes might rest on after a tiring attempt to follow and codify the arabesques, foliations, and intricate vermiculations of what some disrespectfully dubbed as “near-aissance.”
  2. Flashy, flowery or showy
  3. Finely finished, as a style of composition.

Related terms

  • ornament

Translations

Verb

ornate (third-person singular simple present ornates, present participle ornating, simple past and past participle ornated)

  1. (obsolete) To adorn; to honour.
    • 1552, Hugh Latimer, the second sermon upon the Lord’s Prayer
      They may ornate and sanctify the name of God.

Further reading

  • ornate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • ornate in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • antero-, atoner, roneat, rotane, tenora

Italian

Verb

ornate

  1. inflection of ornare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative
  2. feminine plural of ornato

Anagrams

  • Antero, Aterno, Renato, notare, noterà, onrate, orante, renato, tonare, tonerà

Latin

Adverb

ōrnātē (comparative ōrnātius, superlative ōrnātissimē)

Participle

ōrnāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of ōrnātus

References

  • ornate in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ornate in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ornate in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Please follow and like us:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Social Share Buttons and Icons powered by Ultimatelysocial