wreath [reeth] (previously 12-23-13)
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 object), verb (used without object)
4. to wreathe.
OTHER WORDS FROM WREATH
Can be confused: wraith, wreathe, writhe.
WORDS RELATED TO WREATH
bouquet, garland, ringlet, festoon, circlet, crown, bay, band, loop, coronet, laurel, ring, chaplet, lei, coronal
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Origin: before 1000; Middle English wrethe, Old English writha something wound or coiled; akin to writhe
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