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lau·rels

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. award, accolade, honor, honour, laurelsnoun

    a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction

    "an award for bravery"

  2. honor, honour, laurelsnoun

    the state of being honored

GCIDE

  1. laurelsnoun

    An honor or honors conferred for some notable achievement.

Wiktionary

  1. laurelsnoun

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

Wikipedia

  1. laurels

    Laurus nobilis is an aromatic evergreen tree or large shrub with green, glabrous (smooth) leaves. It is in the flowering plant family Lauraceae. It is native to the Mediterranean region and is used as bay leaf for seasoning in cooking. Its common names include bay tree (esp. United Kingdom),: 84  bay laurel, sweet bay, true laurel, Grecian laurel, or simply laurel. Laurus nobilis figures prominently in classical Greco-Roman culture. Worldwide, many other kinds of plants in diverse families are also called "bay" or "laurel", generally due to similarity of foliage or aroma to Laurus nobilis.

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  1. laurels

    Laurels generally refer to honors or recognition for an achievement or distinction, often in academics, sports, or arts. The term originates from ancient Greece, where victors were crowned with a wreath made of laurel leaves. In a broader sense, resting on one's laurels means being satisfied with past achievements and not seeking to earn further honors.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of laurels in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of laurels in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of laurels in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    We don't want anybody resting on their laurels because the first bill out the gate was okay, i'm trying to push as much on this infrastructure package as possible because, yeah, this one Covid bill is not enough work to show for an entire two-year House term or four-year presidential term.

  3. Dr. Jose P. Rizal:

    Crowns of flowers and laurels are the inventions of free people.

  4. Juan Carlos Osorio:

    I hope that we're not going to rest on our laurels and take our foot off the gas. We know all too well that in football, things can change overnight, everybody is healthy and we are totally prepared to face a great opponent tomorrow.

  5. Prime Minister Boris Johnson:

    I am determined to lead a government that delivers for our people - both at home and abroad. The UK's institutions, expertise, leadership and values are renowned around the world, but we cannot rest on our laurels. We must do more to adapt. We will be judged by how we respond to the opportunities ahead.

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