Word of the Day: Garland

gar-land / ˈgär-lənd   noun  
  1. a wreath or other ornament made from flowers, leaves, etc., used for decoration or bestowed as an honor
To have ideas is to gather flowers; to think is to weave them into garlands. Sophie Swetchine, 1782-1857  
  1. (archaic) a collection or anthology of literary works
The editors subject the Garland of Philip – an ancient anthology represented in the Palatine collection – to the same close scrutiny as the Hellenistic Epigrams, also published in Cambridge. services.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/classical-studies-general/greek-anthology-garland-philip-and-some-contemporary-epigrams?format=WX&isbn=9780521737586   verb  
  1. to bedeck with a wreath or other ornament, usually as a way to express honor
Never should a birthday be passed over without note, or as if it were a common day, never should it cease to be a garlanded milestone in the road of life. Margaret Elizabeth Sangster, 1838-1912