Meaning of wreath

wreath

Pronunciation: (rēth), [key]
— n., pl. v. wreaths
—n.
  1. a circular band of flowers, foliage, or any ornamental work, for adorning the head or for any decorative purpose; a garland or chaplet.
  2. any ringlike, curving, or curling mass or formation: a wreath of clouds.
  3. (in stair building)
    1. a curved section of a handrail.
    2. Also calledwreath&prim;piece&sec;.a curved section of a string.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to wreathe.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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