What are laurels?

  • (noun): (antiquity) wreath of laurel foliage worn on the head as an emblem of victory.
    Synonyms: laurel wreath, bay wreath
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on laurel, laurels:

Young Women (organization) - In The Church Today - Local Organization - Laurel
... A Laurel is a 16–17 year old participant in the Young Women organization ... In 1950, the name Junior Gleaners was applied to the class this was changed to Laurels in 1959 ... The symbol of the Laurels is a laurel wreath ...
The Chariots Of The Lord - Lyrics
... Vaunts an unhindered sway, Ride, in the strength of God, and win Fresh laurels in the fray ... in the name of right, And still fresh laurels find ... sway, Ride, in the strength of God, and win Fresh laurels in the fray ...
Sackett Lake
... the height of the "Borscht Belt" in the catskills, The Laurels Hotel and Country Club occupied the northern section of Sackett Lake ... The Laurels Hotel and Country Club boasted an outdoor pool, indoor pool, 9 hole golf course, ice skating rink, boat rentals, and a ski lift located behind ... The Laurels closed in the mid-1970s and had a devastating, suspicious fire in 1980 ...
Early Christian Lamps
... rejoicing, he says, we do not shade our door-posts with laurels nor encroach upon the day-light with lamp laurels (die lacto non laurels pastes obumbramus nec lucernis diem ...
Ricky Gervais - Other Appearances - Concert For Diana and Live Earth
... on his website, concluding with the words, "Yes I am resting on my fucking laurels you cunt!" In this video Gervais mocked Jim Shelley typing the words "Resting on his laurels" as Gervais ...

More definitions of "laurels":

  • (noun): The state of being honored.
    Synonyms: honor, honour

Famous quotes containing the word laurels:

    Mourn, hapless Caledonia, mourn
    Thy banished peace, thy laurels torn.
    Tobias Smollett (1721–1771)

    How difficult the task to quench the fire and the pride of private ambition, and to sacrifice ourselves and all our hopes and expectations to the public weal! How few have souls capable of so noble an undertaking! How often are the laurels worn by those who have had no share in earning them! But there is a future recompense of reward, to which the upright man looks, and which he will most assuredly obtain, provided he perseveres unto the end.
    Abigail Adams (1744–1818)

    People who refuse to rest honorably on their laurels when they reach “retirement” age seem very admirable to me.
    Helen Hayes (1900–1993)