Definition of wreath
- a laurel wreath
- a Christmas wreath
- a wreath of smoke
The President laid a wreath of flowers on the hero's grave.
The ancient Romans awarded laurel wreaths to winners of athletic contests.
Every December, I put a Christmas wreath on my front door.
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: an arrangement of leaves or flowers in the shape of a circle that is worn or placed as a sign of honor or victory
: an arrangement of leaves, flowers, fruits, etc., in the shape of a circle that is used for decoration
: something that is shaped like a circle
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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