Definition of Festoon

1. Noun. A curtain of fabric draped and bound at intervals to form graceful curves.

Generic synonyms: Curtain, Drape, Drapery, Mantle, Pall



2. Verb. Decorate with strings of flowers. "The public buildings were festooned for the holiday"
Generic synonyms: Adorn, Beautify, Decorate, Embellish, Grace, Ornament
Derivative terms: Festoonery

3. Noun. An embellishment consisting of a decorative representation of a string of flowers suspended between two points; used on pottery or in architectural work.
Generic synonyms: Embellishment

4. Noun. Flower chains suspended in curves between points as a decoration.
Exact synonyms: Festoonery
Generic synonyms: Flower Chain

Definition of Festoon

1. n. A garland or wreath hanging in a depending curve, used in decoration for festivals, etc.; anything arranged in this way.

2. v. t. To form in festoons, or to adorn with festoons.

Definition of Festoon

1. Noun. An ornament such as a garland or chain which hangs loosely from two tacked spots. ¹

2. Noun. (architecture) A bas-relief, painting, or structural motif resembling such an ornament. ¹

3. Noun. A raised cable with light globes attached. ¹

4. Noun. (astronomy) A cloud on Jupiter that hangs out of its home belt or zone into an adjacent area forming a curved finger-like image or a complete loop back to its home belt or zone. ¹

5. Noun. Any of a series of wrinkles on the backs of some ticks. ¹

6. Verb. To hang ornaments, such as garlands or chains, which hang loosely from two tacked spots. ¹

7. Verb. To make festoons. ¹

8. Verb. To decorate or bedeck abundantly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Festoon

1. to hang decorative chains or strips on [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Festoon

1. 1. A carving in the base material of a denture that simulates the contours of the natural tissue that is being replaced by the denture. 2. A distinguishing characteristic of certain hard tick species, consisting of small rectangular areas separated by grooves along the posterior margin of the dorsum of both males and females. Origin: thr. Fr. Fr. L. Festum, festival, hence festive decorations (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Festoon

festival
festivalgoer
festivalgoers
festivalist
festivalists
festivals
festive
festive season
festively
festiveness
festivenesses
festivities
festivity
festivous
festlich
festoon (current term)
festooned
festooneries
festoonery
festooning
festoons
festoony
fests
festschrift
festschriften
festucine
festucous
festue
festues
festy

Literary usage of Festoon

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1. Artists and Engravers of British and American Book Plates: A Book of ...by Henry Walter Fincham by Henry Walter Fincham (1897)
"G. M to M. P 1895 Pictorial Armorial festoon Pictorial festoon Pictorial festoon festoon Armorial festoon Chip, label festoon festoon ..."

2. Catalogue of British & American Book-plates (ex Libris) Collected by the by Ellis (Firm), Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks (1906)
"festoon Armorial, zs. 6d. TOMLINE (William Edward), Esqr. Armorial Spade Shield. ... TOPHAM (John), Esq., FRS and AS festoon Armorial; 2s. 6d. ..."

3. English Book-plates: Ancient and Modern by Egerton ( Castle (1894)
"... THE LATER GEORGIAN (festoon) STYLE. HIS style, also denominated by various people as " Wreath and Ribbon," "Wreath and Spray," might as appropriately be ..."

4. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1906)
"To the casual observer, the most striking features of these forests are the epiphytes which festoon the trees everywhere. The predominating plants among ..."

5. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1906)
"To the casual observer, the most striking features of these forests are the epiphytes which festoon the trees everywhere. The predominating plants among ..."

6. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the by Francis Walker, John Edward Gray (1860)
"Wings with the exterior and submarginal lines red, undulating, dentate; marginal festoon red; discal point white, red-bordered. Fore wings with an interior ..."

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