garland vs miscellany what difference

what is difference between garland and miscellany



From Middle English garland, garlaunde, gerland, from Old French garlande, garlaunde, gerlande, guerlande (compare French guirlande), from Frankish *wierlōn, *wieralōn, a frequentative form of Frankish *wierōn (to adorn, bedeck), from *wiera (a gold thread), akin to Old High German wieren (to adorn), Old High German wiara (gold thread). More at wire.


  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɡɑɹlənd/


garland (plural garlands)

  1. A wreath, especially one of plaited flowers or leaves, worn on the body or draped as a decoration.
    • Bestow a Garland only on a Bier
  2. An accolade or mark of honour.
  3. (mining) A metal gutter placed round a mineshaft on the inside, to catch water running down inside the shaft and run it into a drainpipe.
  4. The crown of a monarch.
    • 1569, Richard Grafton, A Chronicle at Large
      [she] joyfully receyued and welcommed mee, as the onely type and garland of her noble stirpe and linage
  5. (dated) A book of extracts in prose or poetry; an anthology.
    • 1765, Thomas Percy, Reliques of Ancient English Poetry
      They [ballads] began to be collected into little miscellanies under the name of garlands.
  6. The top; the thing most prized.
  7. (nautical) A sort of netted bag used by sailors to keep provisions in.
  8. (nautical) A grommet or ring of rope lashed to a spar for convenience in handling.


See also

  • chaplet


garland (third-person singular simple present garlands, present participle garlanding, simple past and past participle garlanded)

  1. (transitive) To deck or ornament something with a garland.
  2. (transitive) To form something into a garland.


  • Ragland



Borrowed from French miscellanées, from Latin miscellanea, from miscellus (mixed), from misceō (to mix).


  • (UK) IPA(key): /mɪˈsɛ.lə.ni/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmɪ.səˌleɪ.ni/, /mɪˈsɛ.lə.ni/


miscellany (countable and uncountable, plural miscellanies)

  1. Miscellaneous items.
  2. A collection of writings on various subjects or topics; an anthology.


  • miscellanea

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