garland

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A garland of flowers
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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French gerlande (compare French guirlande).

Noun[edit]

garland (plural garlands)

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  1. A wreath, especially one of plaited flowers or leaves, worn on the body or draped as a decoration.
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  2. An accolade or mark of honour.
  3. (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.
  4. The crown of a monarch.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Grafton to this entry?)
  5. (dated) A book of extracts in prose or poetry; an anthology.
    • Percy
      They [ballads] began to be collected into little miscellanies under the name of garlands.
  6. The top; the thing most prized.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  7. (nautical) A sort of netted bag used by sailors to keep provisions in.
  8. (nautical) A grommet or ring of rope lashed to a spar for convenience in handling.

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Verb[edit]

garland (third-person singular simple present garlands, present participle garlanding, simple past and past participle garlanded)

  1. (transitive) To deck or ornament something with a garland
  2. (transitive) To form something into a garland

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