a circular band of flowers, foliage, or any ornamental work, for adorning the head or for any decorative purpose; a garland or chaplet.
any ringlike, curving, or curling mass or formation: a wreath of clouds.
(in stair building)
a curved section of a handrail.
Also called wreathpiece . a curved section of a string.
- wreathlike, adjective
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How to use wreath in a sentence
From adorable wooden pumpkins to the perfect front door wreath, these classy fall decorations help you subtly pay homage to the season.
He saw his father for the last time, surrounded by wreaths, behind glass, his eyes closed.Anarchists and an increase in violent crime hijack Portland’s social justice movement | Scott Wilson | May 31, 2021 | Washington Post
As the expedition ended, the project’s research vessel came to a stop, sounded its whistle and a memorial wreath was placed on the ocean, the company said.Wreckage of long-lost WW II ship, sunken with its Native American skipper and half its crew, identified | Michael Ruane | April 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Plus “The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth/And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath”?
He will then visit the Western Wall and lay a wreath at the Holocaust memorial at Mount Herzl.
A wreath of green leaves is placed on her head where a red band stands out against her white-blond shaved head.
For Coming Soon, Gordon's initial plan was to make and then display her wreath paintings in a low-budget California tract house.Kim Gordon: Going Solo After Sonic Youth, and Why She Identifies With ‘Girls’ | Andrew Romano | April 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Three were unadorned; one bore a wreath, red ribbons, and a name: Adolf Hitler.The Real Monuments Men: The Coronation Chamber of Hitler | Robert Edsel | February 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Its tiny wreath of smoke curled lightly about her, mounting up in the warm, bright room.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
“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)
I have drawn him gray and woolly, and you can see that he is very proud because he has a wreath of flowers in his hair.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
What suggestions it brings to us as we look upon a paintin' of a wreath of flowers, or fruit, or a handsome lady!The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
Let the folds be adorned with leaves and branches fastened to them, while a trailing wreath covers the gay-decked gates.The Religion of Ancient Rome | Cyril Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for wreath
a band of flowers or foliage intertwined into a ring, usually placed on a grave as a memorial or worn on the head as a garland or a mark of honour
any circular or spiral band or formation
a spiral or circular defect appearing in porcelain and glassware
- wreathless, adjective
- wreathlike, adjective