Definitions of bedeck

  1. decorate; " deck the halls with holly"
  2. To deck, ornament, or adorn; to grace.
  3. To adorn; to decorate; to ornament.
  4. To deck or ornament.
  5. To deck; adorn.
  6. To deck; to adorn; to dress up.
  7. To adorn; to grace.

Usage examples for bedeck

  1. Kate would bedeck the room with the blossoms, her eyes glistening as she thought of the lovely spot she had known five long years ago. – Her Weight in Gold by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. Such, in brief outline, is the general conception of mankind regarding the shining constellations that bedeck like fiery jewels, their Maker's crown, and illumine with their celestial splendor the wondrous canopy of our midnight skies. – The-Light-of-Egypt-or-the-science-of-the-soul-and-the-stars-Volume-2 by Burgoyne, Thomas H.
  3. If glass be used to decorate a crown, While gems are taken to bedeck a foot, 'Tis not that any fault lies in the gem, But in the want of knowledge of the setter. – Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers by W. A. Clouston
  4. Exquisite, graceful and diverse he, at times, would soar to flights of highest inspiration and bedeck the page with gems of rarest worth. – Pastoral Poems by Nicholas Breton, Selected Poetry by George Wither, and Pastoral Poetry by William Browne (of Tavistock) by Nicholas Breton, George Wither, and William Browne (of Tavistock)
  5. Sweet smiles bedeck the mother's comely face, The daughters too with joy are all aglow, Quite pleased to have a kiss or warm embrace From those they love so well at such a time and place. – The Emigrant Mechanic and Other Tales In Verse Together With Numerous Songs Upon Canadian Subjects by Thomas Cowherd
  6. Hence I was driven to believe that Alpha Centaurus was on fire and was gradually being consumed; this must be true of all the stars that bedeck the canopy of Heaven. – Life in a Thousand Worlds by William Shuler Harris
  7. 8. Adorn, beautify, bedeck decorate, ornament, 9. Active, alert, brisk, lively, spry. – Composition-Rhetoric by Stratton D. Brooks
  8. Under the influence of such an incentive, railroads, canals, and fortresses spring into being, and fleets bedeck the seas like the stars of the firmament. – Thoughts on Missions by Sheldon Dibble
  9. There had been a carpenter shop only two blocks from where she lived in Harlem, and she and her friend, Edna Price, had sometimes gone there and begged a few curly shavings with which to bedeck themselves. – Carolyn of the Corners by Ruth Belmore Endicott
  10. Even the saints bedeck themselves, the images and relics put on a festive air, the dust is brushed from them and on the freshly- washed glass of their cases are hung flowery garlands. – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
  11. We have ascended the Ashly on a bright spring morning, and are at a jut covered with dark jungle, where the river, about twenty rods wide, sweeps slowly round ;- flowering brakes, waving their tops to and fro in the breeze, bedeck the river banks, and far in the distance, on the left, opens the broad area of the plantation. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  12. Gold, rose, bird of the dawn, All to her balcony gather unseen- Thrill through the curtain drawn, Bless her, bedeck her, and bathe her, my Queen! – The Vigil of Venus and Other Poems by "Q" by Q (AKA: Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch)
  13. But he, whose books bedeck our shelves, Whose lofty genius we adore so, Was only human, like ourselves,- Perhaps, indeed, a trifle more so! – More Misrepresentative Men by Harry Graham
  14. Cousin Egbert rubbed his hands and giggled, waiting for me to bedeck him with floral tributes. – Somewhere in Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  15. While they were merely spending money she was content to play the grande dame, to dress herself in exquisite toilettes and bedeck herself with brilliant gems, to go among other birds of fine feathers that congregated at the more exclusive public places, though she made no friends among them, to be surrounded by every luxury that money could purchase, to have her every whim gratified by the mere pressing of a button. – Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford by George Randolph Chester
  16. 63. Bedeck the pile about with shields and hangings, a variegated corpse- cloth, and multitude of slain. – The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson by Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson