< /ˈhæm lɪn/, 1860–1940, U.S. novelist, short-story writer, and poet.

  • JudyFrances Gumm, 1922–69, U.S. singer and actress.
  • a city in NE Texas, near Dallas.
  • a male or female given name.
  • noun

    1. a wreath or festoon of flowers, leaves, etc, worn round the head or neck or hung up
    2. a representation of such a wreath, as in painting, sculpture, etc
    3. a collection of short literary pieces, such as ballads or poems; miscellany or anthology
    4. nautical a ring or grommet of rope


    1. (tr) to deck or adorn with a garland or garlands


    1. Judy, real name Frances Gumm. 1922–69, US singer and film actress. Already a child star, she achieved international fame with The Wizard of Oz (1939). Later films included Meet Me in St Louis (1944) and A Star is Born (1954)

    “wreath of flowers,” c.1300 (mid-13c. in Anglo-Latin), from Old French garlande, perhaps from Frankish *weron “adorn, bedeck” (cf. Middle High German wieren “adorn, bedeck”), from PIE *wei- “to turn, twist” (see wire).


    early 15c., “to make a garland;” 1590s, “to crown with a garland,” from garland (n.). Related: Garlanded; garlanding.

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