garland: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (gär'lund), [key]
— n.
  1. a wreath or festoon of flowers, leaves, or other material, worn for ornament or as an honor or hung on something as a decoration: A garland of laurel was placed on the winner's head.
  2. a representation of such a wreath or festoon.
  3. a collection of short literary pieces, as poems and ballads; literary miscellany.
  4. a band, collar, or grommet, as of rope.
  1. to crown with a garland; deck with garlands.


Pronunciation: (gär'lund), [key]
— n.
  1. 1860–1940, U.S. novelist, short-story writer, and poet.
  2. (Frances Gumm), 1922–69, U.S. singer and actress.
  3. a city in NE Texas, near Dallas. 138,857.
  4. a male or female given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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