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Meaning of "wreath" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WREATH

Old English wrǣth, wrǣd; related to Middle Low German wrēden to twist.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WREATH

wreath  [riːθ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WREATH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wreath is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WREATH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

wreath

Wreath

A wreath is an assortment of flowers, leaves, fruits, twigs or various materials that is constructed to resemble a ring. In English-speaking countries, wreaths are used typically as household ornaments, mainly as Christmas decorations to celebrate the birth of Christ. They are also used in ceremonial events in many cultures around the globe. Wreaths have much history and symbolism associated with them. They are usually made from evergreens and symbolize strength, as evergreens last even throughout the harshest winters. Bay laurel may also be used, and these wreaths are known as laurel wreath.

Definition of wreath in the English dictionary

The first definition of wreath in the dictionary is a band of flowers or foliage intertwined into a ring, usually placed on a grave as a memorial or worn on the head as a garland or a mark of honour. Other definition of wreath is any circular or spiral band or formation. Wreath is also a spiral or circular defect appearing in porcelain and glassware.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WREATH


beneath
bɪˈniːθ
Blackheath
ˈblækhiːθ
eath
iːθ
ethe
iːθ
heath
hiːθ
insheath
ɪnˈʃiːθ
Leith
liːθ
meith
miːθ
monteith
mɒnˈtiːθ
neath
niːθ
Reith
riːθ
sheath
ʃiːθ
smeath
smiːθ
smeeth
smiːθ
teeth
tiːθ
underneath
ˌʌndəˈniːθ
uneath
ʌnˈiːθ
unneath
əˈniːθ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WREATH

wreak
wreaker
wreakful
wreakless
wreathe
wreathen
wreather
wreathless
wreathlike
wreathy
wreck
wreckage
wrecked
wrecker
wreckfish
wreckful
wrecking
wrecking ball
wrecking bar
wrecking crane

WORDS THAT END LIKE WREATH

babies´-breath
baby´s-breath
bay wreath
breath
bridal wreath
catch one´s breath
death
enwreath
hold one´s breath
in at the death
in the same breath
laurel wreath
out of breath
put to death
save one´s breath
shortness of breath
to death
under one´s breath
underbreath
with bated breath

Synonyms and antonyms of wreath in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WREATH»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «wreath» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of wreath
band · chaplet · coronet · crown · festoon · garland · loop · ring

Translation of «wreath» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WREATH

Find out the translation of wreath to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wreath from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wreath» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

花圈
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

corona
570 millions of speakers

English

wreath
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पुष्पांजलि
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إكليل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

венок
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

grinalda
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জয়মাল্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

couronne
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Wreath
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kranz
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

花輪
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

화환
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wreath
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vòng hoa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மாலை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

माला
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çelenk
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

corona
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wieniec
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вінок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

coroană
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στεφάνι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

krans
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

krans
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

krans
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wreath

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WREATH»

The term «wreath» is very widely used and occupies the 19.743 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WREATH» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «wreath» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «wreath» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wreath

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WREATH»

Discover the use of wreath in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wreath and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Ultimate Wreath Book: Hundreds of Beautiful Wreaths to ...
Instructions for making wreaths include those with fresh and dried flowers, herbs and spices, and edible materials, and some with holiday themes
Ellen Spector Platt, 1998
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A Wreath for Emmett Till
A Coretta Scott King and Printz honor book now in paperback. A Wreath for Emmett Till is "A moving elegy," says The Bulletin.
Marilyn Nelson, 2009
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Wreath Products of Groups and Semigroups
Wreath products have arisen in many situations in both group and semigroup theory, often providing examples of unexpected behavior, but also in quite fundamental settings.
J D P Meldrum, 1995
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The Christmas wreath
Presents a parable about Santa's elves that involves a hungry polar bear, the water world below the ice, and the miraculous transformation of a ragged, unfinished wreath.
James Hoffman, 1993
5
Deco Mesh Wreaths
14 Seasonal & Holiday Designs.
Leisure Arts, 2012
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The Living Wreath
One of the wreaths featured in this book is over twelve years old.Making your first succulent wreath the "mother" of numerous wreath offspring is a how-to accomplishment explained in simple directions and step-by-step-photos.
Teddy Colbert, Chad Slattery, 1996
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Monoids, Acts, and Categories: With Applications to Wreath ...
The first part of the volume provides a self-contained and relatively broad introduction for undergraduate and graduate students working with monoids, acts, (partial) transformations, congruences, and non- abelian categories.
Mati Kilp, M. Kilʹp, U. Knauer, 2000
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Wreath making basics: more than 80 wreath ideas
Provides beginning wreath makers with advice on bases, tools, and materials, and features suggestions for wreaths in a variety of styles and for holidays and special occasions
Dawn Cusick, 1993
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The Holly Wreath Man
In this story soon to be a made-for-television movie, an injury and a subsequent dream transport a man back to the days of helping his family and community make holly wreaths.
Christopher Scanlan, Katharine Fair, 2005
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Ximenes, the Wreath: And Other Poems...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
John William Polidori, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WREATH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wreath is used in the context of the following news items.
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Russian bikers lay wreath at Vienna liberation memorial
Russian motorcyclists lay a wreath at the Red Army monument in Vienna, Austria. ... Members of a nationalistic Russian bikers club have laid a wreath at a ... «ITV News, May 15»
2
MP Sarah Champion claims £17 poppy wreath expenses
An MP claimed £17 on expenses for the cost of a Remembrance Day poppy wreath. Sarah Champion, Labour MP for Rotherham, billed the taxpayer for the ... «BBC News, Mar 15»
3
Holiday Kitchen-Inspired Wreaths
The following kitchen-inspired wreaths are made from mostly-edible ingredients and everything from seasonal foods to festive candies. Marshmallow Wreath ... «The State Journal-Register, Dec 14»
4
Holiday wreaths will warm veterans' graves nationwide
Thousands of volunteers around the country are preparing for the annual wreath-laying on veterans' graves tomorrow, as the nonprofit Wreaths Across America ... «Military Times, Dec 14»
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Wreath group prepares for 9th annual trip to Arlington National …
MACHIAS, Maine — If the holiday song “Twelve Days of Christmas” included a reference to Wreaths Across America, the numbers would have to be updated ... «Bangor Daily News, Dec 14»
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Remembrance Sunday 2014: Queen receives unprecedented …
The Queen received an unprecedented applause from crowds in London today after laying a wreath at the Cenotaph for Remembrance Sunday following ... «Evening Standard, Nov 14»
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John Kerry lays wreath at War Memorial for Cpl. Cirillo
OTTAWA — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Canada at "a time of mourning," he said Tuesday from Ottawa. Kerry placed a wreath on the National ... «Toronto Sun, Oct 14»
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Ottawa shooting: Man charged after interrupting Stephen Harper …
Ottawa police have charged a man who crossed police tape near the National War Memorial while Prime Minister Stephen Harper was preparing to lay a wreath ... «CBC.ca, Oct 14»
9
Queen lays wreath at Tower of London poppy memorial
Yeoman warder Jim Duncan presents a wreath of poppies to Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh during a visit to the Tower of London's Blood Swept ... «ITV News, Oct 14»
10
Flanders Field: Obama Lays Wreath at WWI Site to Honor American …
President Barack Obama laid a wreath at a memorial at Flanders Field in Belgium on Wednesday to honor American troops who died during World War I. «Newsmax.com, Mar 14»

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