noun, plural wreaths [reeth z, reeths] /riðz, riθs/.
- a curved section of a handrail.
- Also called wreath·piece. a curved section of a string.
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of wreath
Related formswreath·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for wreath
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|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|DAILY BEAST
A wreath encircling the inscription "Candahar, Ghuznee, Cabul, 1842."Chats on Military Curios|Stanley C. Johnson
And always, for the Pilgrim, the sky by day was a sky of brass, softened not by so much as a wreath of cloud mist.The Uncrowned King|Harold Bell Wright
This was slightly looped up with blue forget-me-nots, and I had a wreath of the same flowers in my hair.A Search For A Secret (Vol 1 of 3)|G. A. Henty
She was absolutely callous about Mrs. Curtiss death, and suggested that half-a-guinea was quite enough to give for a wreath.The Romance of His Life|Mary Cholmondeley
She bore aloft a great platter of the viand, the even slices arranged like a wreath of autumn leaves.Molly Brown of Kentucky|Nell Speed