Definitions for laurels

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word laurels

Princeton's WordNet

  1. award, accolade, honor, honour, laurels(noun)

    a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction

    "an award for bravery"

  2. honor, honour, laurels(noun)

    the state of being honored

GCIDE

  1. laurels(n. pl.)

    An honor or honors conferred for some notable achievement.

Wiktionary

  1. laurels(Noun)

    Honors. From the Ancient Greek practice of crowning victors with a branch from the laurel bush, sacred to Apollo.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Douglas MacArthur:

    Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.

  2. Franklin P. Jones:

    The quickest and shortest way to crush whatever laurels you have won is for you to rest on them.

  3. Ludwig Wittgenstein:

    Resting on your laurels is as dangerous as resting when you are walking in the snow. You doze off and die in your sleep.

  4. Pastor Winter:

    We can’t rest on our laurels anymore, there are forces in our world now that are challenging the church’s ability to minister. There are forces out there trying to stop us — not just in our community, but in other communities as well.

  5. Marwan Lahoud:

    It could have been a crown of laurels; it is in the process of becoming a crown of thorns, and we are taking measures to rediscover the laurels, i am not concerned at all about the future of the aircraft. The difficulties we have today are difficulties of execution.

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