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 Dictionary entry overview: What does laurels mean? 

LAURELS (noun)
  The noun LAURELS has 2 senses:

1. a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
2. the state of being honored

  Familiarity information: LAURELS used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

LAURELS (noun)

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A tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


accolade; honor; laurels; award; honour

Context example:

an award for bravery

Hypernyms ("laurels" is a kind of...):

symbol (an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "laurels"):

prize; trophy (something given as a token of victory)

Prix Goncourt (an award given annually for contributions to French literature)

Prix de Rome (an annual prize awarded by the French government in a competition of painters and artists and sculptors and musicians and architects; the winner in each category receives support for a period of study in Rome)

Academy Award; Oscar (an annual award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievements in motion picture production and performance)

Nobel prize (an annual award for outstanding contributions to chemistry or physics or physiology and medicine or literature or economics or peace)

Emmy (an annual award by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for outstanding achievements in television)

trophy (an award for success in war or hunting)

decoration; laurel wreath; medal; medallion; palm; ribbon (an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event)

letter; varsity letter (an award earned by participation in a school sport)

aliyah ((Judaism) the honor of being called up to the reading desk in the synagogue to read from the Torah)

academic degree; degree (an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study)

crown; pennant (the award given to the champion)

cachet; seal; seal of approval (an indication of approved or superior status)

citation; commendation (an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement)

honorable mention; mention (an official recognition of merit)

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The state of being honored

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


honour; honor; laurels

Hypernyms ("laurels" is a kind of...):

standing (social or financial or professional status or reputation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "laurels"):

glorification; glory (a state of high honor)

celebrity; fame; renown (the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed)

esteem; regard; respect (the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded))

reputation; repute (the state of being held in high esteem and honor)

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