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Meaning of WREATH

Pronunciation:  reeth

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes
  2. [v]  encircle with or as if with a wreath; "Her face was wreathed with blossoms"
 

WREATH is a 6 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: chaplet, coronal, garland, lei, wreathe
 
 See Also: bay wreath, circle, crown, encircle, environ, flower arrangement, laurel wreath, laurels, ring, round, surround

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Wreath\ (?; 277), n.; pl. {Wreaths}. [OE. wrethe, AS.
wr[=ae][eth] a twisted band, fr. wr[=i][eth]an to twist. See
{Writhe}.]
1. Something twisted, intertwined, or curled; as, a wreath of
   smoke; a wreath of flowers. ``A wrethe of gold.''
   --Chaucer.

         [He] of his tortuous train Curled many a wanton
         wreath.                               --Milton.

2. A garland; a chaplet, esp. one given to a victor.

         Conquest doth grant He dear wreath to the Grecian
         combatant.                            --Chapman.

         Far back in the ages, The plow with wreaths was
         crowned.                              --Bryant.

3. (Her.) 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.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a wreath in your dream means opportunities and enrichment. Seeing a withered wreath in your dream, symbolizes sickness and wounded love.
 

 

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