a wreath or festoon of flowers, leaves, or other material, worn for ornament or as an honor or hung on something as a decoration: A garland of laurel was placed on the winner's head.
a representation of such a wreath or festoon.
a collection of short literary pieces, as poems and ballads; literary miscellany.
Nautical. a band, collar, or grommet, as of rope.
to crown with a garland; deck with garlands.
- gar·land·less, adjective
- gar·land·like, adjective
- un·gar·land, verb (used with object)
Other definitions for Garland (2 of 2)
Ham·lin [ham-lin], /ˈhæm lɪn/, 1860–1940, U.S. novelist, short-story writer, and poet.
Judy Frances Gumm, 1922–69, U.S. singer and actress.
a city in NE Texas, near Dallas.
a male or female given name.
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How to use garland in a sentence
Even if McConnell, the current Senate majority leader, kept the garland seat open, it would not change the court's overall ideological balance.
garland, who lived in Flagstaff and worked at Northern Arizona University, had cerebral palsy.They Made a Revolutionary System to Protect People With Developmental Disabilities. Now It’s Falling Apart. | by Amy Silverman for Arizona Daily Star | December 12, 2020 | ProPublica
The most oft-planted Alaska cedar is a branch-drooping variety named Pendula, though other, less pendulous types also convey that garland effect.Winter wonders: Conifers revive the sleeping garden. But remember, less is more. | Adrian Higgins | December 2, 2020 | Washington Post
Then-Justice Antonin Scalia died in February 2016, and Obama nominated garland that March.What Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death Could Mean For 2020 And The Supreme Court | Perry Bacon Jr. (firstname.lastname@example.org) | September 19, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Back in 2016, Democrats pushed forward garland’s nomination.What Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death Could Mean For 2020 And The Supreme Court | Perry Bacon Jr. (email@example.com) | September 19, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
“Veterans choose the University of Phoenix,” said garland Williams, its vice president for military affairs.‘Degree Mills’ Are Exploiting Veterans and Making Millions Off the GI Bill | Aaron Glantz | June 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Perhaps the people who want garland out just wish ASU could be as all-black as possible.Is John Garland Guilty of Teaching While White at Alabama State? | John McWhorter | June 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She drew round the verses a garland of flowers, and signed it with her pet name, Lorchen.Beethoven in Love: The Woman Who Captivated the Young Composer | John Suchet | January 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Has someone checked Judy garland's gravesite to see how many times she's rolled over in it?'American Idol' Premiere Review: The Clown Show Is Back and We Love It | Kevin Fallon | January 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And I was really obsessed with Judy garland as a young girl.Aubrey Plaza on Her New Sex Comedy, ‘The To-Do List,’ Ryan Gosling, and Her Terrifying Stroke | Marlow Stern | July 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Chaplet”—a wreath or garland signed for by him in his ambitious hopes—expresses his birth-date by Con.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
As if a magician's wand had touched him, the garland of roses transformed him into a vision of Oriental beauty.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
He never had cause to regret his action, for beautiful Grace garland made a wife of whom any man might be proud.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
Yes; it is possible he could have received money orders at such places, for example, at garland or Grand Prairie.Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
No one wears a garland when sacrificing, or burning incense, or pouring out a libation.
British Dictionary definitions for garland (1 of 2)
a wreath or festoon of flowers, leaves, etc, worn round the head or neck or hung up
a representation of such a wreath, as in painting, sculpture, etc
a collection of short literary pieces, such as ballads or poems; miscellany or anthology
nautical a ring or grommet of rope
(tr) to deck or adorn with a garland or garlands
British Dictionary definitions for Garland (2 of 2)
Judy, real name Frances Gumm. 1922–69, US singer and film actress. Already a child star, she achieved international fame with The Wizard of Oz (1939). Later films included Meet Me in St Louis (1944) and A Star is Born (1954)
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