Definition of Laurels in English :

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Laurels meaning in English

Meaning of Laurels in English

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Laurels pronunciation in English

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1. accolade, award, honor, honour, laurels

a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction

Example Sentences:
'an award for bravery'

2. honor, honour, laurels

the state of being honored

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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1. Also called: bay, true laurel
any lauraceous tree of the genus Laurus, such as the bay tree (see bay4) and L. canariensis, of the Canary Islands and Azores
any lauraceous plant
3.  short for cherry laurel, mountain laurel
4.  spurge laurel
5.  spotted laurel
6. (plural)
a wreath of true laurel, worn on the head as an emblem of victory or honour in classical times
7. (plural)
honour, distinction, or fame
8.  look to one's laurels
9.  rest on one's laurels
verb -rels, -relling, -relled or US -rels, -reling or -reled
10. (transitive)
to crown with laurels

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Stan(ley)(born Arthur Stanley Jefferson) 1890-1965; U.S. film comedian, born in England
any of a genus (Laurus) of evergreen trees or shrubs of the laurel family, native to S Europe and widely cultivated in the U.S., with large, glossy, aromatic leaves, greenish-yellow flowers, and black berries; specif., the poet's laurel (L. nobilis)
the foliage of this tree, esp. as woven into wreaths such as those used by the ancient Greeks to crown the victors in various contests
3.  [pl.]
fame; honor
any of various trees and shrubs resembling the true laurel, as the mountain laurel, cherry laurel, or California laurel
designating a family (Lauraceae, order Laurales) of dicotyledonous shrubs and trees, including the sassafras, cinnamon, and camphor
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈlaureled or ˈlaurelled, ˈlaureling or ˈlaurelling
to crown with laurel
to honor

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see synonyms of laurels
1. An evergreen tree (Laurus nobilis) of the Mediterranean region valued for its aromatic ovate leaves, used in cooking. Also called bay5, bay laurel, sweet bay.
2. A shrub or tree, such as the mountain laurel, having a similar aroma or leaf shape.
3. often laurels
a. A wreath of laurel conferred as a mark of honor in ancient times upon poets, heroes, and victors in athletic contests.
b. Honor and glory won for great achievement.
tr.v. lau·reled, lau·rel·ing, lau·rels also lau·relled or lau·rel·ling
1. To crown with laurel.
2. To honor, especially with an award or prize.

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