Wreath meaning

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Something suggesting this in shape; twisted or circular band.

Wreaths of smoke.

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A curling or circular form.

A wreath of smoke.

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A twisted band or ring of leaves, flowers, etc.
  • A chaplet worn as a mark of honor or victory.
  • A garland laid upon a grave or hung on a door, window, etc.
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To place an entwined circle of flowers upon or around something.
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The definition of a wreath is an arrangement of flowers or other decorative objects that is in a ring shaped and used as decoration for walls and doors.

An example of a wreath is a ring made of evergreens and holly that you hang on your door when you decorate for Christmas.

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Something twisted, intertwined, or curled.

A wreath of smoke.

A wreath of clouds.

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An ornamental circular band made e.g. of plaited flowers and leaves, and used as decoration; a garland; a chaplet, especially one given to a victor.
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(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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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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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