- The definition of garland is a wreath of or chain of flowers or leaves for decoration.
An example of a garland is a chain of flowers draped around a mirror.
- Garland is defined as to create or decorate with a wreath or chain of flowers or leaves.
An example of garland is to hang a chain of leaves above the front door.
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- a wreath or woven chain of flowers, leaves, etc. worn on the head or used as decoration, esp. as a symbol of victory, honor, etc.
- anthology of poems, songs, etc.
- Naut. a band or ring of rope used as to hoist spars or prevent chafing
Origin: Middle English from Old French garlande
- Garland, (Hannibal) Hamlin 1860-1940; U.S. novelist & short-story writer
- Garland, Judy (born Frances Gumm) 1922-69; U.S. film actress & singer
Origin: after A. H. Garland, United States attorney general (1885-89)
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- a. A wreath or festoon, especially one of plaited flowers or leaves, worn on the body or draped as a decoration.b. A representation of such a wreath or festoon, used as an architectural ornament or heraldic device.
- A mark of honor or tribute; an accolade: received garlands of praise.
- Nautical A ring or collar of rope used to hoist spars or prevent fraying.
- An anthology, as of ballads or poems.
- To ornament or deck with a garland.
- To form into a garland.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French garlande, perhaps of Germanic origin; see wei- in Indo-European roots.
, (Hannibal) Hamlin 1860-1940.
, Judy Originally Frances Gumm. 1922-1969.