A child with a garland of flowers on her hat.
- 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.
- 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 of garlandMiddle English ; from Old French garlande
- 1860-1940; U.S. novelist & short-story writer
- (born Frances Gumm) 1922-69; U.S. film actress & singer
Origin of Garlandafter A. H. Garland, United States attorney general (1885-89)
- 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.
transitive verbgar·land·ed, gar·land·ing, gar·lands
- To ornament or deck with a garland.
- To form into a garland.
Origin of garlandMiddle English, from Old French garlande, perhaps of Germanic origin; see wei- in Indo-European roots.
- A wreath, especially one of plaited flowers or leaves, worn on the body or draped as a decoration.
- An accolade or mark of honour.
- (mining) A metal gutter placed round a mine shaft on the inside, to catch water running down inside the shaft and run it into a drainpipe.
- The crown of a monarch.
- (dated) A book of extracts in prose or poetry; an anthology.
- The top; the thing most prized.
- (nautical) A sort of netted bag used by sailors to keep provisions in.
- (nautical) A grommet or ring of rope lashed to a spar for convenience in handling.
(third-person singular simple present garlands, present participle garlanding, simple past and past participle garlanded)
From Old French gerlande (compare French guirlande).