verb (used with object), lau·reled, lau·rel·ing or (especially British) lau·relled, lau·rel·ling.
- laurel and hardy,
- laurel cherry,
- laurel family,
- laurel oak,
Origin of laurel
Examples from the Web for laurel
So when my wife and I moved to Laurel Canyon I spent my first year working night and day on the show.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Did McCarthy invent the portrayal of violence in fiction, or should that laurel go to Homer?Compliments Are Nice, but Enough With the Cormac McCarthy Comparisons|William Giraldi|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If Pat Roberts lived in Dodge City, why did he travel 1,400 miles out of his way to purchase his car in Laurel, Maryland?There's No Place Like Home For Kansas Senator Pat Roberts|Ben Jacobs|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But no laurel wreaths waited for Marina on the day of her victory.Marina Rikhvanova’s Quest To Save Russia’s Lake Baikal|Anna Nemtsova|November 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
One artist, Edgardo Aragón from Oaxaca, tries to capture that in an exhibition at the Laurel Gitlen Gallery.
During the first week the sale of stamps at Laurel Run post-office was unprecedented in the annals of the Department.
You may know Apollo in pictures by his laurel wreath as well as by his lyre and bow.Gods and Heroes|R. E. Francillon
The man comes back, and is greeted with boughs and bays, with love and laurel.
All those who express themselves, with clearness, precision and simplicity are deemed unworthy of the laurel wreath.Niels Klim's journey under the ground|Baron Ludvig Holberg
Garlands of flowers and laurel wreaths adorned the houses, and pleasant odors were wafted to us as we went.A Thorny Path [Per Aspera], Complete|Georg Ebers
verb -rels, -relling or -relled or US -rels, -reling or -reled
Word Origin for laurel
c.1300, lorrer, from Old French laurier (12c.), from Latin laurus "laurel tree," probably related to Greek daphne "laurel" (for change of d- to l- see lachrymose), probably from a pre-IE Mediterranean language. The change of second -r- to -l- after mid-14c. is by dissimilation. An emblem of victory or of distinction, hence the phrase to rest (originally repose) on one's laurels, first attested 1831.
see look to one's laurels; rest on one's laurels.