Adjective "garlanded" definition and examples

(Garlanded may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈɡɑːlənd/

Definitions and examples

noun

A wreath of flowers and leaves, worn on the head or hung as a decoration.
  1. 'The sacred bamboo rod is bathed in holy water from a golden vessel and wreathed in garlands of fragrant flowers.'
  2. 'Some are holding beautiful flower garlands and decorations they hope to offer the sadhus as they pass.'
  3. 'The golden effigy, with its four faces and many arms, sits in the centre of the shrine, surrounded by a metal fence that is covered with hundreds of garlands of colourful flowers.'
  4. 'Whenever festivals were held in honor of these deities they always featured garlands and wreaths created with beautiful, fragrant roses.'
  5. 'There were potted trees with lights in them and there were garlands of leaves, flowers and tulle wrapped around the banister on the staircase.'
  6. 'Farm work was broadly defined to include planting, cultivating, harvesting or packing and shipping agricultural produce on a farm or nursery, or making Christmas wreaths or garlands.'
  7. 'Just tie a few together with raffia or ribbon, and hang on the tree or wire onto garlands and wreaths.'
  8. 'It usually includes a small bouquet of flowers, a garland, or a small wreath that is placed on the inside lid of the casket for open casket services.'
  9. 'The garland and the flowers that this figure holds are a good indication that it is the goddess Flora who was supposed to be represented.'
  10. 'The girl was dressed in a white flowing nightgown and wore a garland of flowers.'
A prize or distinction.
  1. 'The former Education Minister, K. Anbazhagan, who is in the habit of chewing betel leaves, used to be honoured with green garlands.'
  2. 'They also participated in the special prayers conducted for the visitors, who were also honoured with garlands and given ‘prasadam’.'
A literary anthology or miscellany.

    verb

    Decorate with a garland.
    1. 'Tears rolled down the cheeks of onlookers as Rahul garlanded the statue of his grandmother.'
    2. 'Representatives of a few political parties garlanded the statue.'
    3. 'Here the hedges are best, not trimmed in brutal tidiness but rampant with hip-laden roses and garlanded by vivid bryony berries; and sprouting pithy wands of elder, strong grey spears of ash and angular spikes of black berried sloes.'
    4. 'This hugely talented Australian group was formed in the late 1970s, but despite being garlanded with critical praise they have never made it terribly big.'
    5. 'The women garlanded them with soft, fragrant flowers.'
    6. 'An early Booker winner, in 1971, for In a Free State, he has been garlanded and honoured by every major prize committee.'
    7. 'His reign as director of the National Theatre, recorded in these diaries, was garlanded with praise and exited to a storm of acclaim.'
    8. 'First the groom garlanded the bride and then bent a little so that she could reach up to garland him.'
    9. 'When his play first took to the London stage in 1991, it was garlanded with awards.'
    10. 'Villagers enjoyed the sight of the girl garlanding the dog the way a Hindu bride does.'

    More definitions

    1. a wreath or festoon of flowers, leaves, or other material, worn for ornament or as an honor or hung on something as a decoration: A garland of laurel was placed on the winner's head.

    2. a representation of such a wreath or festoon.

    3. a collection of short literary pieces, as poems and ballads; literary miscellany.

    4. Nautical. a band, collar, or grommet, as of rope. verb (used with object)

    5. to crown with a garland; deck with garlands.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "statues can be garlanded with shoes."

    "statues can be garlanded."

    "princesses can be garlanded."

    "jugs can be garlanded."

    "hats can be garlanded."

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    Origin

    (garland)Middle English: from Old French garlande, of unknown origin.