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Definition of GARLAND

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

     3. The top; the thing most prized. --Shak.
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     4. A book of extracts in prose or poetry; an anthology. [1913 Webster]

              They [ballads] began to be collected into little miscellanies under the name of garlands. --Percy. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Garland \Gar"land\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Garlanded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Garlanding}.] To deck with a garland. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

213 Moby Thesaurus words for "garland": Festschrift, O, Old Mug, achievement, album, alerion, ana, analects, animal charge, annular muscle, annulet, annulus, anthology, areola, argent, armorial bearings, armory, arms, aureole, azure, bandeau, bar, bar sinister, baton, bays, bead, bearings, beauties, bejewel, bend, bend sinister, beribbon, bespangle, billet, blazon, blazonry, book of verse, bordure, boughpot, bouquet, boutonniere, broad arrow, buttonhole, cadency mark, canon, canton, chaplet, charge, chevron, chief, chrestomathy, circle, circlet, circuit, circumference, circus, civic crown, closed circle, coat of arms, cockatrice, coil, collectanea, collected works, collection, compilation, complete works, corona, coronal, coronet, corsage, crescent, crest, cross, cross moline, crown, cup, cycle, decorate, delectus, device, diadem, diamond, difference, differencing, discus, disk, eagle, encircle, engrave, ermine, ermines, erminites, erminois, escutcheon, eternal return, fairy ring, falcon, feather, fess, fess point, festoon, field, figure, file, filigree, flag, flanch, fleur-de-lis, florilegium, flounce, flower, flower arrangement, flowers, fret, fur, fusil, garden, gem, glory, griffin, gules, gyron, halo, hatchment, helmet, heraldic device, honor point, illuminate, impalement, impaling, inescutcheon, jewel, label, lasso, laurel, laurels, lei, lion, logical circle, loop, looplet, loving cup, lozenge, magic circle, mantling, marshaling, martlet, mascle, metal, miscellanea, miscellany, motto, mullet, nombril point, noose, nosegay, octofoil, omnibus, or, orbit, ordinary, orle, paint, pale, palm, palms, paly, pean, pheon, photograph album, plume, poesy, poetic works, posy, pot, purpure, quarter, quartering, quotation book, radius, ribbon, ring, rondelle, rose, round, roundel, sable, saltire, saucer, scrapbook, scutcheon, shield, spangle, sphincter, spiral, spray, spread eagle, subordinary, symposium, tenne, tincture, tinsel, torse, tressure, trophy, unicorn, vair, vert, vicious circle, wheel, wreath, wreathe, yale


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