laurel wreath


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Noun1.laurel wreath - an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other eventlaurel wreath - an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
accolade, honor, laurels, honour, award - a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"
Congressional Medal of Honor, Medal of Honor - the highest U.S. military decoration awarded for bravery and valor in action `above and beyond the call of duty'
Distinguished Service Medal - a United States military decoration for meritorious service in wartime duty of great responsibility
Distinguished Service Cross - a United States Army decoration for extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy
Navy Cross - a United States Navy decoration for extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy
Distinguished Flying Cross - a United States Air Force decoration for heroism while participating in an aerial flight
Air Medal - a United States Air Force decoration for meritorious achievement while participating in an aerial flight
Silver Star, Silver Star Medal - a United States military decoration for gallantry in action
Bronze Star, Bronze Star Medal - a United States military decoration awarded for meritorious service (except in aerial flight)
Order of the Purple Heart, Purple Heart - a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in action
Oak Leaf Cluster - a United States military decoration consisting of bronze or silver oak leaves and acorns awarded to anyone who has won a given medal before
Victoria Cross - a British military decoration for gallantry
Distinguished Conduct Medal - a British military decoration for distinguished conduct in the field
Distinguished Service Order - a British military decoration for special service in action
Croix de Guerre - a French military decoration for gallantry
Medaille Militaire - a French military decoration
2.laurel wreath - (antiquity) a wreath of laurel foliage worn on the head as an emblem of victorylaurel wreath - (antiquity) a wreath of laurel foliage worn on the head as an emblem of victory
chaplet, coronal, lei, wreath, garland - flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
antiquity - the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe
Translations
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It rests with him whether our friend Bransome here shall be proclaimed the greatest Foreign Minister that ever breathed, and whether I myself have a statue erected to me in Westminster Yard, which shall be crowned with a laurel wreath by patriotic young ladies on the morning of my anniversary."
The title only meant that he had taken a degree in grammar and Latin verse, and had been given a laurel wreath by the university which gave the degree.
If the green-grocer had such a thing as a laurel wreath, I should send Billy round for it."
I have been through much--I have suffered much, but I have won two great laurel wreaths beyond thirty.
"The world will always have simpletons enough, just like them, fighting and dying for they know not what, and fancying that posterity will take the trouble to put laurel wreaths on their rusty and battered helmets.
She also sported a tiara designed by Carl Faberge in the style of a laurel wreath set with cushion-shaped diamonds.
His shoulders heaved, he put his head down to try to disguise his distress, and his laurel wreath dropped to the floor.
Cast in bronze, each of the armed service statues features a handsome, slightly larger than life, lantern-jawed and bare-chested male each with classically-honed physique and appropriate attribute - globe and gun, rope and ship's wheel and aeroplane propeller respectively, while the women's services statue is obviously an amply-bosomed, beautiful woman with a book of remembrance on her lap and a victor's laurel wreath in her left hand.
The bonnet is relieved by subtle slashes and a distinctive new grille featuring the Fiat laurel wreath badge.
The couple face the viewer while holding a symbolic laurel wreath of victory.
Out of his interest in sports, he published in 1927 a collection of poems, Laur Olimpijski ("The Olympic Laurel Wreath"), for which he was awarded a special gold medal at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam.
I was intrigued to read Ken's insight into the 'Spirit of Liverpool' statue that sits atop the Walker Art Gallery, a symbolic goddess figure wearing both a crown and laurel wreath. She sits on a bale of cotton, representing trade and industry, a Liver Bird at her left arm.