|1.||a wreath or festoon of flowers, leaves, etc, worn round the head or neck or hung up|
|2.||a representation of such a wreath, as in painting, sculpture, etc|
|3.||a collection of short literary pieces, such as ballads or poems; miscellany or anthology|
|4.||nautical a ring or grommet of rope|
|5.||(tr) to deck or adorn with a garland or garlands|
|[C14: from Old French garlande, perhaps of Germanic origin]|
(Acts 14:13). In heathen sacrifices the victims were adorned with fillets and garlands made of wool, with leaves and flowers interwoven. The altar and the priests and attendants were also in like manner adorned.