garland vs miscellany what difference

what is difference between garland and miscellany

English

Etymology

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.

Pronunciation

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

Noun

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.

Translations

See also

  • chaplet

Verb

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.

Anagrams

  • Ragland


English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

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

Noun

miscellany (countable and uncountable, plural miscellanies)

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

Synonyms

  • miscellanea

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