Definitions for wreathriθ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wreathriθ(n.)(pl.)wreaths

  1. a circular band of flowers, foliage, etc., for adorning the head or for any decorative purpose; garland or chaplet.

  2. any ringlike, curving, or curling mass or formation:

    a wreath of clouds.

  3. (v.i.)to wreathe.

Origin of wreath:

bef. 1000; ME wrethe, OE writha something wound or coiled; akin to writhe

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wreath, garland, coronal, chaplet, lei(noun)

    flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. wreath(noun)θ

    flowers or green branches arranged in a circle

    green and red Christmas wreaths; to lay a wreath on a grave

Wiktionary

  1. wreath(Noun)

    Something twisted, intertwined, or curled.

  2. wreath(Noun)

    An ornamental circular band made e.g. of plaited flowers and leaves, and used as decoration; a garland; a chaplet, especially one given to a victor.

  3. wreath(Noun)

    An appendage to the shield, placed above it, and supporting the crest. It generally represents a twist of two cords of silk, one tinctured like the principal metal, the other like the principal color in the coat of arms.

  4. wreath(Verb)

    To place an entwined circle of flowers upon or around something.

  5. wreath(Verb)

    To wrap around something in a circle.

    At the funeral, a circle of comrades wreath the grave of the honored deceased.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wreath(noun)

    something twisted, intertwined, or curled; as, a wreath of smoke; a wreath of flowers

  2. Wreath(noun)

    a garland; a chaplet, esp. one given to a victor

  3. Wreath(noun)

    an appendage to the shield, placed above it, and supporting the crest (see Illust. of Crest). It generally represents a twist of two cords of silk, one tinctured like the principal metal, the other like the principal color in the arms

Freebase

  1. Wreath

    A wreath is an assortment of flowers, leaves, fruits, twigs or various materials that is constructed to resemble a ring. In English-speaking countries, wreaths are used typically as household ornaments, mainly as Christmas decorations to celebrate the birth of Christ. They are also used in ceremonial events in many cultures around the globe. Wreaths have much history and symbolism associated with them. They are usually made from evergreens and symbolize strength, as evergreens last even throughout the harshest winters. Bay laurel may also be used, and these wreaths are known as laurel wreath.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

wreath(noun)

a circular garland of flowers or leaves, placed at a grave, or put on someone's shoulders or head after his/her victory etc

We put a wreath of flowers on her mother's grave.

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