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Garland

Noun

1 United States singer and film actress (1922-1969) [syn: Judy Garland]
2 a city in northeastern Texas (suburb of Dallas)
3 an anthology of short literary pieces and poems and ballads etc. [syn: florilegium, miscellany]
4 flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes [syn: wreath, coronal, chaplet, lei] v : adorn with bands of flowers or leaves; "They garlanded the statue"

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English

Etymology

From gerlande (compare French guirlande).

Noun

  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. coalminers' jargon 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

Translations

  • Telugu: దండ (damDA), హారం (haaram), మాల (maala)

See also

Verb

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

Translations

  • French: guirlande

Extensive Definition

Garland, which in French originally denoted "wreath of flowers", may refer to:

Places

In the United States of America:

Fiction

garland in German: Garland
garland in Italian: Final Fantasy IX#Personaggi
garland in Dutch: Garland
garland in Polish: Garland
garland in Slovenian: Garland
garland in Swedish: Garland
garland in Volapük: Garland

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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