Wreath Definition

rēth
wreaths
noun
wreaths
A twisted band or ring of leaves, flowers, etc.
Webster's New World
A representation of this ring or circlet, as in woodwork.
American Heritage
Something suggesting this in shape; twisted or circular band.
Wreaths of smoke.
Webster's New World
A curling or circular form.
A wreath of smoke.
American Heritage

(heraldry) An appendage to the shield, placed above it, and supporting the crest. It generally represents a twist of two cords of silk, one tinctured like the principal metal, the other like the principal color in the coat of arms.

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verb
To place an entwined circle of flowers upon or around something.
Wiktionary
To wrap around something in a circle.
At the funeral, a circle of comrades wreath the grave of the honored deceased.
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Other Word Forms of Wreath

Noun

Singular:
wreath
Plural:
wreaths

Origin of Wreath

  • Middle English wrethe from Old English writha band wer-2 in Indo-European roots

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

  • See writhe.

    From Wiktionary

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