Etymology
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garland (n.)

c. 1300 (mid-13c. in Anglo-Latin), "wreath of flowers," also "crown of gold or silver," from Old French garlande "garland," probably from a Frankish frequentative form of *weron "adorn, bedeck," from *wiara-, *weara- "wire" (on the notion of "ornament of refined gold," properly "of twisted gold wire"), from Proto-Germanic *wira-, *wera-, suffixed form of PIE root *wei- "to turn, twist." Compare Middle High German wieren "adorn, bedeck." The word is found in many forms in the Romanic language, such as Old Spanish guarlanda, French guirlande, Italian ghirlanda, Portuguese grinalda.

garland (v.)

early 15c., "to make a garland;" 1590s, "to crown with a garland," from garland (n.). Related: Garlanded; garlanding.

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Definitions of garland
1
garland (n.)
an anthology of short literary pieces and poems and ballads etc.;
Synonyms: florilegium / miscellany
garland (n.)
flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes;
Synonyms: wreath / coronal / chaplet / lei
2
garland (v.)
adorn with bands of flowers or leaves;
They garlanded the statue
3
Garland (n.)
United States singer and film actress (1922-1969);
Synonyms: Judy Garland
Garland (n.)
a city in northeastern Texas (suburb of Dallas);
From wordnet.princeton.edu