What does garland mean?

Definitions for garlandˈgɑr lənd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word garland.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Garland, Judy Garland(noun)

    United States singer and film actress (1922-1969)

  2. Garland(noun)

    a city in northeastern Texas (suburb of Dallas)

  3. florilegium, garland, miscellany(noun)

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

  4. wreath, garland, coronal, chaplet, lei(verb)

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

  5. garland(verb)

    adorn with bands of flowers or leaves

    "They garlanded the statue"


  1. garland(Noun)

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

  2. garland(Noun)

    An accolade or mark of honour

  3. garland(Noun)

    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. garland(Verb)

    To deck or ornament something with a garland

  5. garland(Verb)

    To form something into a garland

  6. Garland(ProperNoun)

    for a maker or seller of garlands.

  7. Garland(ProperNoun)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Garland(noun)

    the crown of a king

  2. Garland(noun)

    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. Garland(noun)

    the top; the thing most prized

  4. Garland(noun)

    a book of extracts in prose or poetry; an anthology

  5. Garland(noun)

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

  6. Garland(noun)

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

  7. Garland(verb)

    to deck with a garland

  8. Origin: [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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. garland

    A length of artificial or real flowers used as a decoration you wrap around something in the home or outdoors, created in various colors, materials, sizes and styles, usually used at Christmas.

    We have a garland we love to use at Christmas and wrap it around the banister on the staircase.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rita Moreno:

    I was sure it was going to be Judy Garland.

  2. Gautama Buddha:

    Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds.

  3. Orrin Hatch:

    (Obama) could easily name Merrick Garland, who is a fine man.

  4. Deborah Pearlstein:

    Garland is a moderate, careful jurist with a broad, bipartisan array of admirers.

  5. Staff Denis McDonough:

    We think the same thing should happen for Judge Garland, we don’t think this is an election issue.

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