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English Dictionary: festoon by the DICT Development Group
3 results for festoon
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a curtain of fabric draped and bound at intervals to form graceful curves
  2. an embellishment consisting of a decorative representation of a string of flowers suspended between two points; used on pottery or in architectural work
  3. flower chains suspended in curves between points as a decoration
    Synonym(s): festoon, festoonery
  1. decorate with strings of flowers; "The public buildings were festooned for the holiday"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Festoon \Fes*toon"\, n. [F. feston (cf. Sp. feston, It.
      festone), prob. fr. L. festum festival. See {Feast}.]
      1. A garland or wreath hanging in a depending curve, used in
            decoration for festivals, etc.; anything arranged in this
      2. (Arch. & Sculp.) A carved ornament consisting of flowers,
            and leaves, intermixed or twisted together, wound with a
            ribbon, and hanging or depending in a natural curve. See
            Illust. of {Bucranium}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Festoon \Fes*toon"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Festooned}; p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Festooning}.]
      To form in festoons, or to adorn with festoons.
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