garland


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.]
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   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.
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   3. The top; the thing most prized. --Shak.
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   4. A book of extracts in prose or poetry; an anthology.
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            They [ballads] began to be collected into little
            miscellanies under the name of garlands. --Percy.
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   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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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