garland

[ gahr-luhnd ]
/ ˈgɑr lənd /

noun

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.

verb (used with object)

to crown with a garland; deck with garlands.

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Origin of garland

1275–1325; Middle English ger(e)lande, garlande<Old French < ?

OTHER WORDS FROM garland

gar·land·less, adjectivegar·land·like, adjectiveun·gar·land, verb (used with object)

Definition for garland (2 of 2)

Garland
[ gahr-luhnd ]
/ ˈgɑr lənd /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for garland (1 of 2)

garland
/ (ˈɡɑːlənd) /

noun

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

verb

(tr) to deck or adorn with a garland or garlands

Word Origin for garland

C14: from Old French garlande, perhaps of Germanic origin

British Dictionary definitions for garland (2 of 2)

Garland
/ (ˈɡɑːlənd) /

noun

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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