Necklace vs Garland - What's the difference?

necklace | garland |


As a noun necklace

is an article of jewelry that is worn around the neck, most often made of a string of precious metal, pearls, gems, beads or shells, and sometimes having a pendant attached.

As a verb necklace

is (south africa) to informally execute by setting on fire a petrol-filled rubber tyre which has been put around the bound victim's neck.

As a proper noun garland is

for a maker or seller of garlands.

necklace

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • An article of jewelry that is worn around the neck, most often made of a string of precious metal, pearls, gems, beads or shells, and sometimes having a pendant attached.
  • (figuratively) Anything resembling a necklace in shape.
  • a necklace of coral islands
  • (South Africa) A method of informal execution in which a rubber tyre is filled with petrol, placed around the victim's chest and arms, and set on fire.
  • * (projectlink)
  • * 4 August, 2004' Headline Pretoria News: ' Necklacing: 7 held .
  • Seven people have been arrested in connection with Saturday's "necklace " murder of three men in the Tjokville informal settlement at Jeffrey's Bay.
  • * 2000 Beyond Our Wildest Dreams: The United Democratic Front and the Transformation of South Africa by Ineke Van Kessel
  • Several of the alledged witches in Apel and GaNkaone were also subjected to a necklace execution
  • * 2004 A Human Being Died That Night: A South African Woman Confronts the Legacy of Apartheid by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
  • In the fluidly unfolding events of a necklace murder, was there time and space to stop the killing?

    Verb

    (necklac)
  • (South Africa) To informally execute by setting on fire a petrol-filled rubber tyre which has been put around the bound victim's neck.
  • * May 29 2003 : The Star:
  • Frustrated residents tied the hands of two suspected criminals, put tyres around their necks and then set them alight. In a manifestation of growing disillusionment with the criminal justice system, residents of Bramfischerville, west of Johannesburg, on Tuesday abducted and necklaced two suspected burglars.
  • * 2002 Buthelezi: A Biography by Ben Temkin
  • Inkatha members have been hacked to death and necklaced , and their houses have been destroyed
  • * 2000 Beyond Our Wildest Dreams: The United Democratic Front and the Transformation of South Africa by Ineke Van Kessel
  • The first instance of necklacing occurred in March 1985 in the Eastern Cape township of KwaNobuhle.

    Derived terms

    * necklacing * pearl necklace

    See also

    * (wikipedia "necklace") * collar (necklace for animals)

    garland

    English

    Noun

    (en noun) (wikipedia garland)
  • A wreath, especially one of plaited flowers or leaves, worn on the body or draped as a decoration.
  • (Alexander Pope)
  • An accolade or mark of honour.
  • (mining) A metal gutter placed round a mine shaft on the inside, to catch water running down inside the shaft and run it into a drainpipe.
  • The crown of a monarch.
  • (Grafton)
  • (dated) A book of extracts in prose or poetry; an anthology.
  • * Percy
  • They [ballads] began to be collected into little miscellanies under the name of garlands .
  • The top; the thing most prized.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (nautical) A sort of netted bag used by sailors to keep provisions in.
  • (nautical) A grommet or ring of rope lashed to a spar for convenience in handling.
  • See also

    * chaplet

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To deck or ornament something with a garland
  • To form something into a garland