Wreath vs Wreathlike - What's the difference?

wreath | wreathlike |

As a noun wreath

is something twisted, intertwined, or curled.

As a verb wreath

is to place an entwined circle of flowers upon or around something.

As an adjective wreathlike is

resembling a wreath.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(Webster 1913)


(wikipedia wreath) (en noun)
  • Something twisted, intertwined, or curled.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1892, author=(James Yoxall)
  • , chapter=5, title= The Lonely Pyramid , passage=The desert storm was riding in its strength; the travellers lay beneath the mastery of the fell simoom. Whirling wreaths and columns of burning wind, rushed around and over them.}}
  • An ornamental circular band made e.g. of plaited flowers and leaves, and used as decoration; a garland; a chaplet, especially one given to a victor.
  • *, chapter=12
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=So, after a spell, he decided to make the best of it and shoved us into the front parlor. 'Twas a dismal sort of place, with hair wreaths , and wax fruit, and tin lambrekins, and land knows what all.}}
  • (label) An appendage to the shield, placed above it, and supporting the crest. It generally represents a twist of two cords of silk, one tinctured like the principal metal, the other like the principal color in the coat of arms.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To place an entwined circle of flowers upon or around something.
  • To wrap around something in a circle.
  • At the funeral, a circle of comrades wreath the grave of the honored deceased.






    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a wreath.