Laurel meaning

lôrəl, lŏr-
An evergreen tree (Laurus nobilis) of the Mediterranean region valued for its aromatic ovate leaves, used in cooking.
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The definition of laurel is of the family lauraceaue of shrubs and trees.

An example of something laurel is the cinnamomum laurel tree which is the source for cinnamon bark.

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Laurel means to crown with a wreath made of Laurel leaves, or to honor someone.

An example of laurel is to give a medal to a brave soldier.

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Laurel is defined as any tree in the genus of evergreen trees and shrubs called Laurus, the leaves of these trees or something that looks like these trees, or is defined as victory, fame and honor.

An example of a laurel is the Japanese Laurel.

An example of laurel is the honor of a soldier.

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A shrub or tree, such as the mountain laurel, having a similar aroma or leaf shape.
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To crown with laurel.
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To honor, especially with an award or prize.
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Any of a genus (Laurus) of evergreen trees or shrubs of the laurel family, native to S Europe and widely cultivated in the U.S., with large, glossy, aromatic leaves, greenish-yellow flowers, and black berries.
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Any of various trees and shrubs resembling the true laurel, as the mountain laurel, cherry laurel, or California laurel.
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Designating a family (Lauraceae, order Laurales) of dicotyledonous shrubs and trees, including the sassafras, cinnamon, and camphor.
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To crown with laurel.
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(born Arthur Stanley Jefferson) 1890-1965; U.S. film comedian, born in England: teamed with Oliver Hardy.
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An evergreen shrub, of the genus Laurus, having aromatic leaves of a lanceolate shape, with clusters of small, yellowish white flowers in their axils.
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A crown of laurel.
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(figuratively, chiefly in the plural) Honor, distinction, fame.

To win laurels; to crown with laurels.

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An English gold coin made in 1619, and so called because the king's head on it was crowned with laurel.
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(Mormonism) A 16-17 year old participant in the Young Women organization of the LDS Church.
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A female given name from the plant laurel.
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A town in Delaware.
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A town in Indiana.
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A city in Iowa.
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A city in Maryland.
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A city in Mississippi.
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A city in Montana.
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A city in Nebraska.
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A CDP in New York.
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A CDP in Virginia.
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The foliage of this tree, esp. as woven into wreaths such as those used by the ancient Greeks to crown the victors in various contests or by the ancient Romans to signify military success.
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To honor.
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rest on (one's) laurels
  • To rely on one's past achievements instead of working to maintain or advance one's status or reputation.
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look to one's laurels
  • to beware of having one's achievements surpassed
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rest on one's laurels
  • to be satisfied with what one has already achieved
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
laurel
Plural:
laurels

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of laurel

  • Middle English from Old French laureole from Latin laureola diminutive of laurea laurel tree laureate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English lorrer, Anglo-Norman lorer, from Old French lorier, from lor, from Latin laurus (“laurel").

    From Wiktionary