Definitions for: Garland


[n] flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes
[n] an anthology of short literary pieces and poems and ballads etc.
[n] a city in northeastern Texas (suburb of Dallas)
[n] United States singer and film actress (1922-1969)
[v] adorn with garlands; "They garlanded the statue"



Webster (1913) Definition: Gar"land, n. [OE. garland, gerlond, OF. garlande, F.
guirlande; of uncertain origin; cf. OHG. wiara, wiera, crown,
pure gold, MHG. wieren to adorn.]
1. The crown of a king. [Obs.] --Graffon.

2. A wreath of chaplet made of branches, flowers, or
feathers, and sometimes of precious stones, to be worn on
the head like a crown; a coronal; a wreath. --Pope.



3. The top; the thing most prized. --Shak.

4. A book of extracts in prose or poetry; an anthology.

They [ballads] began to be collected into little
miscellanies under the name of garlands. --Percy.

5. (Naut.)
(a) A sort of netted bag used by sailors to keep provision
in.
(b) A grommet or ring of rope lashed to a spar for
convenience in handling.


Gar"land, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Garlanded; p. pr. &
vb. n. Garlanding.]
To deck with a garland. --B. Jonson.

Synonyms: chaplet, coronal, florilegium, Judy Garland, lei, miscellany, wreath

See Also: actress, adorn, anthology, bay wreath, beautify, city, crown, decorate, embellish, flower arrangement, grace, laurel wreath, laurels, Lone-Star State, metropolis, ornament, singer, Texas, TX, urban center, vocaliser, vocalist, vocalizer

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