Wreath (noun, verb)
noun, plural wreaths [reethz, reeths]
1. a circular band of flowers, foliage, or any ornamental work, for adorning the head or for any decorative purpose; a garland or chaplet.
2. any ringlike, curving, or curling mass or formation: a wreath of clouds.
3. a. a curved section of a handrail.
b. Also called wreath·piece. a curved section of a string.
verb (used with or without object)
4. to wreathe.
OTHER WORDS FROM WREATH
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH WREATH
wraith, wreathe, writhe
WORDS RELATED TO WREATH
bouquet, garland, ringlet, festoon, circlet, crown, bay, band, loop, coronet, laurel, ring, chaplet, lei, coronal
SYNONYMS FOR WREATH
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Origin: before 1000; Middle English wrethe, Old English writha something wound or coiled; akin to writhe
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR WREATH
Plus “The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth/And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath”?
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He will then visit the Western Wall and lay a wreath at the Holocaust memorial at Mount Herzl.
THE POPE’S RISKY TRIP TO THE HOLY LAND|BARBIE LATZA NADEAU|MAY 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A wreath of green leaves is placed on her head where a red band stands out against her white-blond shaved head.
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For Coming Soon, Gordon's initial plan was to make and then display her wreath paintings in a low-budget California tract house.
KIM GORDON: GOING SOLO AFTER SONIC YOUTH, AND WHY SHE IDENTIFIES WITH ‘GIRLS’|ANDREW ROMANO|APRIL 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST