- 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.
Origin of garland
Related Words for garlandedilluminated, decorated, adorned, embellished, bedeck, embellish, festoon, beautify, decorate, adorn, clothe, wrought, exemplified, depicted, delineated, embossed, portrayed, garlanded, trim, appoint
Examples from the Web for garlanded
Historical Examples of garlanded
The one most honored as the president of the meeting was crowned and garlanded.Welsh Fairy Tales
William Elliott Griffis
How fair and fresh and beautiful she was, garlanded with flowers and radiantly happy.The Trail of '98
Robert W. Service
Then the gods came forth from their hiding place, and garlanded Siva.
They are then led into the house, and garlanded with jasmine or Nerium flowers.
She bare a mirror in her hand, and she was crowned and garlanded.Long Will
- 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)
- 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
Word Origin for garland
"wreath of flowers," c.1300 (mid-13c. in Anglo-Latin), from Old French garlande, perhaps from Frankish *weron "adorn, bedeck" (cf. Middle High German wieren "adorn, bedeck"), from PIE *wei- "to turn, twist" (see wire).
early 15c., "to make a garland;" 1590s, "to crown with a garland," from garland (n.). Related: Garlanded; garlanding.