Gar"land (?), n. [OE. garland, gerlond, OF. garlande, F. guirlande; of uncertain origin; cf. OHG. wiara, wiera, crown, pure gold, MHG. wieren to adorn.]


The crown of a king.




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.



The top; the thing most prized.



A book of extracts in prose or poetry; an anthology.

They [ballads] began to be collected into little miscellanies under the name of garlands. Percy.

5. Naut. (a)

A sort of netted bag used by sailors to keep provision in.


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


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Gar"land (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Garlanded; p. pr. & vb. n. Garlanding.]

To deck with a garland.

B. Jonson.


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