- 1 an arrangement of flowers and leaves, especially in the shape of a circle, placed on graves, etc. as a sign of respect for someone who has died The president laid a wreath at the war memorial.
- 2an arrangement of flowers and/or leaves in the shape of a circle, traditionally hung on doors as a decoration at Christmas a holly wreath
- 3a circle of flowers or leaves worn on the head, and used in the past as a sign of honor a laurel wreath
- 4(literary) a circle of smoke, cloud, etc. wreaths of mist