Definition of Laurels

1. Noun. A tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction. "An award for bravery"

2. Noun. The state of being honored.
Exact synonyms: Honor, Honour
Generic synonyms: Standing
Specialized synonyms: Glorification, Glory, Celebrity, Fame, Renown, Esteem, Regard, Respect, Reputation, Repute
Antonyms: Dishonor
Derivative terms: Honor, Honor, Honorary, Honour

Definition of Laurels

1. Noun. (plural of Laurel) ¹

2. Noun. (plural of laurel) ¹

3. Noun. Honors. From the Ancient Greek practice of crowning victors with a branch from the laurel bush, sacred to Apollo. ¹

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Definition of Laurels

1. laurel [v] - See also: laurel

Lexicographical Neighbors of Laurels

laurel cherry
laurel family
laurel fever
laurel green
laurel oak
laurel sumac
laurel water
laurel willow
laurel wreath
laurels (current term)
laurence-moon-biedl syndrome
lauric acid in-chain-hydroxylase
lauric acid monooxygenase
lauric acids

Literary usage of Laurels

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde, Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly (1909)
"... brows the laurels are still green would not grudge a little room to those the green of whose laurels is withered and the music of whose lyres is mute. ..."

2. The Works of Rufus Choate: With a Memoir of His Life by Rufus Choate, Samuel Gilman Brown (1862)
"laurels farther up ; more precious—less perishing; to be won by more heroic civil duty, ... Be these ungathered laurels ours to reap! But it occurs to me, ..."

3. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies by James Boswell (1799)
"This thought once form'd, all council comes too late, He flies to press, and hurries on his fate ; Swiftly he sees the imagin'd laurels spread, ..."

4. The Poetical Works of John Dryden by John Dryden (1909)
"... plane, Hard box, and linden of a softer grain, And laurels, which the gods for conqu'r- iug chiefs ordain. How they were rank'd shall rest untold by me, ..."

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