• (GA) IPA: /ˈɡɑɹlənd/

garland (plural garlands)

  1. A wreath, especially one of plaited flowers or leaves, worn on the body or draped as a decoration.
  2. An accolade or mark of honour.
  3. (mining) A metal gutter placed round a mineshaft on the inside, to catch water running down inside the shaft and run it into a drainpipe.
  4. The crown of a monarch.
  5. (dated) A book of extracts in prose or poetry; an anthology.
    • They [ballads] began to be collected into little miscellanies under the name of garlands.
  6. The top; the thing most prized.
  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.
Translations Translations Verb

garland (garlands, present participle garlanding; past and past participle garlanded)

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

Proper noun
  1. Surname for a maker or seller of garlands.
  2. Any of a number of places named for persons with the surname, including a large suburb of Dallas, Texas (USA).

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