decoration [ dek-uh-rey-shuh n ]
1. something used for decorating; adornment; embellishment: The gymnasium was adorned with posters and crepe-paper decorations for the dance.
2. the act of decorating.
3. interior decoration.
4. a badge, medal, etc., conferred and worn as a mark of honor: a decoration for bravery.
ornament, color, wreath, trinket, finery, design, ribbon, plaque, badge, flounce, adornment, spangle, frill, enhancement, improvement, elaboration, designing, illumination, garnish, flourish
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Origin: 1575–85; < Late Latin decorātiōn- (stem of decorātiō) an ornament. See decorate, -ion
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