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Princeton's WordNet

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

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


  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

  4. Origin: [OE. wrethe, AS. wr a twisted band, fr. wran to twist. See Writhe.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wreath

    rēth, n. a chaplet: a garland: anything long and circular: a defect in glass.—v.t. Wreathe (rēth), to form by twisting: to form into a wreath: to twine about or encircle.—v.i. to be interwoven.—adj. Wreath′en (th), wreathed.—n. Wreath′er (th).—adjs. Wreath′less; Wreath′y. [A.S. wrædh, 'a twisted band'—wríthan, to writhe.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. wreath

    In heraldry, a garland of twisted silk, by which the crest is joined to the helmet. A crest is always understood to be placed on a torce, unless where it is expressly stated to issue out of a coronet or chapeau.

  2. wreath

    In heraldry, a wreath is a twisted garland of silk of different colors, otherwise called a torce, on which it has, since the 14th century, been usual to place the crest. The side-view of a wreath exhibits six divisions, which are generally tinctured with the living colors,—that is, the principal metal and color of the shield. Every crest is now understood to be placed upon a wreath, except when it is expressly stated to issue out of a chapeau or coronet. A wreath, when represented alone, shows its circular form. A Moor’s head is sometimes encircled with a heraldic wreath. A wreath is always understood to be the twisted garland of silk above explained, unless otherwise specified; but wreaths of laurel, oak, ivy, etc., sometimes occur, and savages used as supporters are often wreathed about the head and middle with laurel. Ordinaries are occasionally wreathed, otherwise called tortille, in which case they are represented as if composed of two colors, twisted as in the heraldic wreath; as in the coat of Carmichael, argent, a fess wreathed azure and gules.

Editors Contribution

  1. wreath

    A type of decoration and product created and designed in various colors, decorations, materials, flowers and plant material where vital, shapes, sizes and styles, used for a variety of purposes according to the creation and intended purpose.

    Some people create their own Christmas wreath for their door or gate at Christmastime.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 4, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wreath in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wreath in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of wreath in a Sentence

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    I was present at that wreath-laying, I don’t think I was actually involved in it.”

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