verb (used with object), lau·reled, lau·rel·ing or (especially British) lau·relled, lau·rel·ling.
Origin of laurel
Synonyms for laurel
Examples from the Web for laurelled
Historical Examples of laurelled
The choir had ceased to sing; the uproar of our laurelled equipage alarmed the graves no more.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)
Thomas De Quincey
But the house stood isolated, and outside the laurelled forests and porous cliffs soaked up the dissonance as a blotter soaks ink.The Roof Tree
Charles Neville Buck
They revelled in the devilish halo of skirts on the whirl encircling Lord Ormont's laurelled head.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete
You crown our distant ardours while we fight, And mourn our laurelled memories when we're killed.The War Poems
A very clever etching of a winged and laurelled Death playing on the bagpipe and making his appearance to an old couple at table.The Dance of Death
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.