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Definition of wreath noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. wreaths
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  1. 1an 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.
  2. 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
  3. 3a circle of flowers or leaves worn on the head, and used in the past as a sign of honor a laurel wreath
  4. 4(literary) a circle of smoke, cloud, etc. wreaths of mist
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