decorative meaning

FR décorative

    Definition of decorative in English Dictionary

  • NounPLdecorativesPREdé-SUF-ative
    1. A plant, tile, etc. intended for use as decoration.
      1. Analysts said the company’s results were in line, but noted that organic growth at the decoratives business was slightly weaker than expected.
  • AdjectiveCOMmore decorativeSUPmost decorative
    1. That serves to decorate.
      1. The parsnip, stilton and chestnut combination may taste good, but it's not terribly decorative. In fact, dull's the word, a lingering adjectival ghost of nut roasts past that I'm keen to banish from the table.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • The decorative material used as waisting also served as a girdle for her midlife expansion.
      • Try and stick to only a few decorative elements, not a 'more is more' frightmare.
    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
      • Decorative tilework typically takes the form of mosaic upon the walls, floor, or ceiling of a building
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adjectives
      • Nouns
        • Countable nouns
      Related Links:
      1. en decoratives
      2. en decoratively
      3. en decorativeness
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of decorative for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "decorative" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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