Ornament
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) That which embellishes or adorns; that which adds grace or beauty; embellishment; decoration; adornment.

2. (v. t.) To adorn; to deck; to embellish; to beautify; as, to ornament a room, or a city.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ORNAMENT

or'-na-ment (`adhi, "adornment"): In common with all the Orientals, the Hebrews were very fond of wearing ornaments, and their tendency to extravagance of this kind often met with stern prophetic rebuke (Isaiah 3:16-24 Ezekiel 13:18-20). On this subject, little is said in the New Testament apart from Jesus' (Luke 7:25; Luke 12:23) and James' (James 2:2) invectives against meretricious estimates of moral character. Yet the employment of attractive attire receives sanction in the divine example of Ezekiel 16:10-14.

Ornaments in general would include finely embroidered or decorated fabrics, such as the priest's dress or the high-priestly attire, and the richly wrought veil, girdle and turban used by the wealthier class. But the term may be limited here to the various rings, bracelets and chains made of precious metals and more or less jeweled (compare Jeremiah 2:32).

These latter, described in detail under their own titles, may be summarized here as finger-rings, particularly prized as seal-rings (Genesis 38:18, 25 Jeremiah 22:24); arm-rings or bracelets (Genesis 24:22 2 Samuel 1:10); earrings (Genesis 35:4 Exodus 32:2); noserings (Genesis 24:47 Ezekiel 16:12); anklets or ankle-chains (Isaiah 3:16, 18); head-bands or fillets or cauls (referred to in Isaiah 3:18 only), and necklaces or neck-chains (Genesis 41:42 Ezekiel 16:11).

Figurative: The universal devotion to ornament among the Orientals is the occasion for frequent Biblical allusions to the beauty and splendor of fine jewelry and attire. But everywhere, in divine injunctions, the emphasis of value is placed upon the beauty of holiness as an inward grace rather than on the attractions of outward ornament (Job 40:10 Psalm 110:3 Joel 2:13 1 Timothy 2:9, 10 1 Peter 3:4). In grievous sorrow, all ornament was to be laid aside in token of mourning (Exodus 33:4-6).

Leonard W. Doolan

Greek
5553. chrusion -- a piece of gold, gold
... piece of gold, gold. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: chrusion Phonetic
Spelling: (khroo-see'-on) Short Definition: a golden ornament Definition: a ...
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5557. chrusos -- gold
... gold. Perhaps from the base of chraomai (through the idea of the utility of the
metal); gold; by extension, a golden article, as an ornament or coin -- gold. ...
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1238. diadema -- a diadem, a crown
... diadem. 1238 -- properly, a crown: "a narrow filet encircling the brow,"
a "kingly ornament for the head" (R. Trench, 78). 1238 ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2481. chali -- an ornament
... 2480, 2481. chali. 2482 . an ornament. Transliteration: chali Phonetic
Spelling: (khal-ee') Short Definition: jewels. ... jewel, ornament. ...
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1926. hadar -- an ornament, honor, splendor
... 1925, 1926. hadar. 1927 . an ornament, honor, splendor. Transliteration:
hadar Phonetic Spelling: (haw-dawr') Short Definition: majesty. ...
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5717. Adiel -- "God is an ornament," three Israelites
... 5716, 5717. Adiel. 5718 . "God is an ornament," three Israelites. Transliteration:
Adiel Phonetic Spelling: (ad-ee-ale') Short Definition: Adiel. ...
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7242. rabid -- a chain (ornament for the neck)
... 7241, 7242. rabid. 7243 . a chain (ornament for the neck). Transliteration:
rabid Phonetic Spelling: (raw-beed') Short Definition: necklace. ...
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5141. nezem -- a ring (worn as an ornament)
... 5140, 5141. nezem. 5142 . a ring (worn as an ornament). Transliteration:
nezem Phonetic Spelling: (neh'-zem) Short Definition: ring. ...
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5710b. adah -- to ornament or deck oneself
... 5710a, 5710b. adah. 5711 . to ornament or deck oneself. Transliteration:
adah Short Definition: adorned. Word Origin a prim. root ...
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3558. kumaz -- (a golden ornament) perhaps a bracelet
... 3557, 3558. kumaz. 3559 . (a golden ornament) perhaps a bracelet. Transliteration:
kumaz Phonetic Spelling: (koo-mawz') Short Definition: bracelets. ...
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1925. heder -- an ornament, adornment, splendor
... 1924, 1925. heder. 1926 . an ornament, adornment, splendor. Transliteration:
heder Phonetic Spelling: (heh'-der) Short Definition: Jewel. ...
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5914. ekes -- an anklet, bangle
... stocks, tinkling ornament. From akac; a fetter; hence, an anklet -- stocks, tinkling
ornament. see HEBREW akac. 5913, 5914. ekes. 5915 . Strong's Numbers.
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5913. akas -- to shake bangles, rattle, tinkle
... NASB Word Usage tinkle the bangles (1). make a tinkling ornament, put on
anklets. A primitive root; properly, to tie, specifically ...
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Library

The Ornament
... The Treasury of Sacred Song. Book First CXXX THE ORNAMENT. The lucky World
shew'd me one day Her gorgeous mart and glittering store,. ...
/.../palgrave/the treasury of sacred song/cxxx the ornament.htm

Chastity the Chief Ornament of the True Tabernacle; Seven
... Discourse IX."Tusiane. Chapter I."Chastity the Chief Ornament of the True
Tabernacle; Seven. Days Appointed to the Jews for Celebrating ...
/.../chapter i chastity the chief ornament.htm

The Mind Clearer when Cleansed from Sin; the Ornaments of the Mind ...
... IV."The Mind Clearer When Cleansed from Sin; The Ornaments of the Mind and the Order
of Virtue; Charity Deep and Full; Chastity the Last Ornament of All; The ...
/.../chapter iv the mind clearer when.htm

On the True Beauty.
... Now, God alone is in need of nothing, and rejoices most when He sees us bright with
the ornament of intelligence; and then, too, rejoices in him who is arrayed ...
/.../clement/the instructor paedagogus/chapter i on the true beauty.htm

V. ...
... Peter here says of ornament is commanded or not. ... So also of Judith. But near by it
is recorded, that she despised the ornament and wore it from necessity. ...
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1 Timothy ii. 10-Aug
... things which are only the indications of wealth, as gold, and pearls, and costly
array; how much more those things which imply studied ornament, as painting ...
/.../homily viii 1 timothy ii.htm

The Fourth Book
... What else is high office without lofty merits but an honorable title without the
man honored, or what is lofty rank without worth but an ornament in the midst ...
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On Clothes.
... away anxious care for clothes and food, and superfluities in general, as unnecessary;
what are we to imagine ought to be said of love of ornament, and dyeing ...
/.../clement/the instructor paedagogus/chapter xi name clothes.htm

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
... and his misfortunes. Such love is called the ornament of a Christian
character"an ornament in the eyes of men. 3. Observe the ...
/.../luther/epistle sermons vol ii/fifth sunday after epiphany.htm

The Study of Words
... adds authority to man; but an effeminate dress, the garb of luxury and softness,
lays open the corruption of the heart without adding to the ornament of the ...
/.../kleiser/the training of a public speaker/the study of words.htm

Thesaurus
Ornament (23 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To adorn; to deck; to embellish; to beautify; as, to ornament a room,
or a city. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ORNAMENT. ...
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Flourish (26 Occurrences)
... 4. (vi) To make bold and sweeping, fanciful, or wanton movements, by way of ornament,
parade, bravado, etc.; to play with fantastic and irregular motion. ...
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Knop (4 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Some architectural ornament. (1.) Hebrews kaphtor (Exodus
25:31-36), occurring in the description of the candlestick. ...
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Ornamental (4 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (a.) Serving to ornament; characterized by ornament;
beautifying; embellishing. Multi-Version Concordance Ornamental (4 Occurrences). ...
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Jewel (12 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) An ornament of dress usually made of a precious
metal, and having enamel or precious stones as a part of its design. ...
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Earring (7 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) An ornament consisting of a ring passed through the
lobe of the ear, with or without a pendant. ... See AMULET; ORNAMENT. George. ...
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Boss
... 2. (n.) A protuberant ornament on any work, either of different material from that
of the work or of the same, as upon a buckler or bridle; a stud; a knob; the ...
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Crest (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) A tuft, or other excrescence or natural ornament, growing on an animal's
head; the comb of a cock; the swelling on the head of a serpent; the ...
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Scroll (70 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) An ornament formed of undulations giving off spirals or sprays, usually
suggestive of plant form. Roman architectural ornament...
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Headdress (1 Occurrence)
... It was used especially for purposes of ornament (Job 29:14; Isaiah 3:23; 62:3).
The Hebrew word here used, tsaniph, properly means a turban, folds of linen ...
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Concordance
Ornament (23 Occurrences)

1 Timothy 2:10
but--as befits women making a claim to godliness--with the ornament of good works.
(WEY)

1 Peter 3:4
But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
(KJV WEY BBE DBY WBS)

Exodus 28:2
And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother, for glory and for ornament.
(DBY)

Exodus 28:40
And for Aaron's sons thou shalt make vests; and thou shalt make for them girdles; and high caps shalt thou make for them, for glory and for ornament.
(DBY)

Numbers 15:38
Say to the children of Israel that through all their generations they are to put on the edges of their robes an ornament of twisted threads, and in every ornament a blue cord;
(BBE)

1 Chronicles 29:2
Now as far as I am able, I have made ready what is needed for the house of my God; the gold for the things of gold, and the silver for the silver things, and the brass for the brass things, iron for the things of iron, and wood for the things of wood; beryls and jewels to be framed, and stones of different colours for ornament; all sorts of stones of great price, and polished building-stone, as much as is needed and more.
(BBE)

2 Chronicles 2:7
So now send me an expert worker in gold and silver and brass and iron? in purple and red and blue, and in the cutting of all sorts of ornament, to be with the expert workmen who are here in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom my father David got together.
(BBE)

2 Chronicles 2:14
The son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, whose father was a man of Tyre, an expert worker in gold and silver and brass and iron, in stone and wood, in purple and blue and fair linen and red, trained in the cutting of every sort of ornament and the invention of every sort of design; let him be given a place among your expert workmen and those of my lord, your father David.
(BBE)

2 Chronicles 3:15
And he maketh at the front of the house two pillars, thirty and five cubits in length, and the ornament that 'is' on their heads five cubits.
(YLT)

Proverbs 1:9
For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
(KJV BBE WBS NAS)

Proverbs 4:9
She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.
(KJV WBS)

Proverbs 19:22
The ornament of a man is his mercy, and a poor man is better than one who is false.
(BBE)

Proverbs 25:12
As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover to an obedient ear.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 3:18
In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon,
(Root in KJV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Isaiah 4:2
In that day there shall be a sprout of Jehovah for beauty and glory, and the fruit of the earth for excellency and for ornament for those that are escaped of Israel.
(DBY)

Isaiah 28:5
In that day will the Lord of armies be a crown of glory, and a fair ornament, to the rest of his people;
(BBE)

Isaiah 30:22
Ye shall defile also the covering of thy graven images of silver, and the ornament of thy molten images of gold: thou shalt cast them away as a menstruous cloth; thou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence.
(KJV WBS)

Isaiah 49:18
Lift up your eyes all around, and see: all these gather themselves together, and come to you. As I live," says Yahweh, "you shall surely clothe yourself with them all as with an ornament, and gird yourself with them, like a bride.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 7:20
As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty; but they made the images of their abominations and their detestable things therein: therefore have I made it to them as an unclean thing.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Ezekiel 20:6
in that day I lifted up my hand unto them, to bring them out of the land of Egypt into a land that I had espied for them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the ornament of all lands;
(DBY)

Ezekiel 20:15
And I also lifted up my hand unto them in the wilderness, that I would not bring them into the land that I had given them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the ornament of all lands;
(DBY)

Hosea 2:13
And I have charged on her the days of the Baalim, To whom she maketh perfume, And putteth on her ring and her ornament, And goeth after her lovers, And Me forgat -- an affirmation of Jehovah.
(YLT)

Micah 2:8
And yesterday My people for an enemy doth raise himself up, From the outer garment the honourable ornament ye strip off, From the confident passers by, Ye who are turning back from war.
(YLT)

Subtopics

Ornament

Related Terms

Flourish (26 Occurrences)

Knop (4 Occurrences)

Ornamental (4 Occurrences)

Jewel (12 Occurrences)

Earring (7 Occurrences)

Boss

Crest (2 Occurrences)

Scroll (70 Occurrences)

Headdress (1 Occurrence)

Ring (33 Occurrences)

Jewels (54 Occurrences)

Vase (3 Occurrences)

Kerchief

Necklace (9 Occurrences)

Garnish (1 Occurrence)

Ivory (13 Occurrences)

Fret (9 Occurrences)

Facing (79 Occurrences)

Threads (13 Occurrences)

Edges (28 Occurrences)

Drop (32 Occurrences)

Phylactery

Border (233 Occurrences)

Bracelet (5 Occurrences)

Bead (2 Occurrences)

Cross (157 Occurrences)

Collar (6 Occurrences)

Chain (21 Occurrences)

Adiel (3 Occurrences)

Head-dress (22 Occurrences)

Worker (36 Occurrences)

Twisted (79 Occurrences)

Expert (59 Occurrences)

Excellency (53 Occurrences)

Ornaments (50 Occurrences)

Robes (124 Occurrences)

Yesterday (13 Occurrences)

Vainglory (2 Occurrences)

Vests (6 Occurrences)

Zina (1 Occurrence)

Knob (4 Occurrences)

Nosejewels

Nose-jewels (1 Occurrence)

Nose-ring (4 Occurrences)

Neco (9 Occurrences)

Unseen (18 Occurrences)

Unfailing (29 Occurrences)

Or'look (1 Occurrence)

Onset (1 Occurrence)

Jewelry (18 Occurrences)

Jehoaddan (2 Occurrences)

Lily-work (2 Occurrences)

Lily (9 Occurrences)

Lantern

Lace (7 Occurrences)

Lotus (2 Occurrences)

Loyalty (18 Occurrences)

Lilywork

Group (32 Occurrences)

Gateway (40 Occurrences)

Gay (2 Occurrences)

Gem (1 Occurrence)

Ground (538 Occurrences)

Goodly (46 Occurrences)

Glass (12 Occurrences)

Guard (185 Occurrences)

Wing (18 Occurrences)

Invention (4 Occurrences)

Imperishable (11 Occurrences)

Fir-tree (5 Occurrences)

Finery (2 Occurrences)

Foliage (14 Occurrences)

Fountain (57 Occurrences)

Flower (33 Occurrences)

Firtree

Face (780 Occurrences)

Fine (184 Occurrences)

Fir (22 Occurrences)

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