An example of garland is to hang a chain of leaves above the front door.
An example of a garland is a chain of flowers draped around a mirror.
Received garlands of praise.
Other Word Forms
Origin of garland
- Middle English from Old French garlande perhaps of Germanic origin wei- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French gerlande (compare French guirlande).