What does Garland mean?

Definitions for Garland
ˈgɑr ləndgar·land

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Garland, Judy Garlandnoun

    United States singer and film actress (1922-1969)

  2. Garlandnoun

    a city in northeastern Texas (suburb of Dallas)

  3. florilegium, garland, miscellanynoun

    an anthology of short literary pieces and poems and ballads etc.

  4. wreath, garland, coronal, chaplet, leiverb

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

  5. garlandverb

    adorn with bands of flowers or leaves

    "They garlanded the statue"


  1. garlandnoun

    A wreath, especially one of plaited flowers or leaves, worn on the body or draped as a decoration

  2. garlandnoun

    An accolade or mark of honour

  3. garlandnoun

    coalminers' jargon a metal gutter placed round a mine shaft on the inside, to catch water running down inside the shaft and run it into a drainpipe

  4. garlandverb

    To deck or ornament something with a garland

  5. garlandverb

    To form something into a garland

  6. Garlandnoun

    for a maker or seller of garlands.

  7. Garlandnoun

    Any of a number of places named for persons with the surname, including a large suburb of Dallas, Texas (USA).

  8. Etymology: From gerlande (compare French guirlande).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Garlandnoun

    A wreath of branches or flowers.

    Etymology: garlande, guirland, French.

    Strephon, with leavy twigs of laurel-tree,
    A garland made, on temples for to wear;
    For he then chosen was the dignity
    Of village-lord that Whitsuntide to bear. Philip Sidney.

    With every minute you do change a mind,
    And call him noble, that was now your hate,
    Him vile, that was your garland. William Shakespeare.

    A reeling world will never stand upright,
    ’Till Richard wear the garland of the realm.
    —— How! wear the garland! do’st thou mean the crown?
    —— Ay, my good lord. William Shakespeare, Richard III.

    Then party-colour’d flow’rs of white and red
    She wove, to make a garland for her head. John Dryden, Fables.

    Vanquish again; though she be gone,
    Whose garland crown’d the victor’s hair,
    And reign; though she has left the throne,
    Who made thy glory worth thy care. Matthew Prior.

    Her gods and godlike heroes rise to view,
    And all her faded garlands bloom anew. Alexander Pope.


  1. Garland

    A garland is a decorative braid, knot or wreath of flowers, leaves, or other material. Garlands can be worn on the head or around the neck, hung on an inanimate object, or laid in a place of cultural or religious importance.


  1. garland

    A garland is a decorative wreath or string made from flowers, greenery, fabric, or other materials, which is typically hung as a decoration or worn around the neck as an accessory for celebratory, religious, or ceremonial purposes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Garlandnoun

    the crown of a king

  2. Garlandnoun

    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

  3. Garlandnoun

    the top; the thing most prized

  4. Garlandnoun

    a book of extracts in prose or poetry; an anthology

  5. Garlandnoun

    a sort of netted bag used by sailors to keep provision in

  6. Garlandnoun

    a grommet or ring of rope lashed to a spar for convenience in handling

  7. Garlandverb

    to deck with a garland

  8. Etymology: [OE. garland, gerlond, OF. garlande, F. guirlande; of uncertain origin; cf. OHG. wiara, wiera, crown, pure gold, MHG. wieren to adorn.]


  1. Garland

    Garland is a city in the U.S. state of Texas. It is a large city northeast of Dallas and is a part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. It is located almost entirely within Dallas County, except for small portions in Collin County. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 226,876, making it the eighty-seventh most populous city in the United States of America and the twelfth most populous city in the state of Texas In 2008, Garland was ranked #67 on CNN and Money magazine's list of the "Top 100 Places to Live".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Garland

    gär′land, n. a wreath of flowers or leaves: a name for a book of extracts in prose or poetry: (Shak.) the thing most prized.—v.t. to deck with a garland.—n. Gar′landāge, a decoration of garlands.—adj. Gar′landless.—n. Gar′landry, garlands collectively.--Civic garland, a crown of oak-leaves bestowed on a Roman soldier who saved a fellow-citizen's life in battle. [O. Fr. garlande; prob. Old High Ger. wiara, fine ornament.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. garland

    A collar of ropes formerly wound round the head of the mast, to keep the shrouds from chafing. Also, a strap lashed to a spar when hoisting it in. Also, a large rope grommet, to place shot in on deck. Also, in shore-batteries, a band, whether of iron or stone, to retain shot together in their appointed place. Also, the ring in a target, in which the mark is set. Also, a wreath made by crossing three small hoops, and covering them with silk and ribbons, hoisted to the main-topgallant-stay of a ship on the day of the captain's wedding; but on a seaman's wedding, to the appropriate mast to which he is stationed. Also, a sort of cabbage-net, whose opening is extended by a hoop, and used by sailors to contain their day's provisions, being hung up to the beams within their berth, safe from cats, rats, ants, and cockroaches.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. garland

    A sort of chaplet made of flowers, feathers, and sometimes of precious stones, worn on the head in the manner of a crown. Both in ancient and modern times it has been customary to present garlands of flowers to warriors who have distinguished themselves. A beautiful young woman was generally selected for that purpose.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Garland is ranked #1309 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Garland surname appeared 26,779 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 9 would have the surname Garland.

    76.8% or 20,580 total occurrences were White.
    17.5% or 4,697 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 616 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 568 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 174 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 142 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Garland in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Garland in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Garland in a Sentence

  1. Mazie Hirono:

    I think we've had those kinds of vacancies before, and we certainly had over a one-year vacancy with Merrick Garland, so the world does not come to an end because we don't fill all of the nominees.

  2. Staff Denis McDonough:

    What happened with Justice Alito and Justice Roberts is that they had meetings, they had hearings, and they had votes, and then they were confirmed to the Supreme Court, judge Garland ... should be afforded that same constitutional set of responsibilities.

  3. Adam Jentleson:

    The Republican Senate refuses to hold hearings on [ Supreme Court nominee ] Judge Garland, refuses to fund the President's request for Zika aid and takes the most days off of any The Republican Senate since 1956, but thinks Facebook hearings are a matter of urgent national interest.

  4. Gautama Buddha:

    Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds.

  5. Ron Johnson:

    It is concerning that when I wrote to the FBI and Department of Justice, they never told me about the fact that they had some FBI asset, whether it was an agent or informant, tailing Soofi and Simpson, why didn’t they intervene? As a member of the Senate oversight committee, I think these agencies should be honest when we actually ask them the questions. But it begs the question, what was the FBI doing in Garland, and why wasn’t the agency direct with me when we first started writing letters about this back in 2015?

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