from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of northeast Texas, an industrial suburb of Dallas. Population: 218,000.
  • Garland, (Hannibal) Hamlin 1860-1940. American writer whose stories and novels, including the autobiographical A Son of the Middle Border (1917), depict the hardships endured by Midwestern farmers.
  • Garland, Judy Originally Frances Gumm. 1922-1969. American actress and singer best remembered for her performance as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (1939).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An occupational surname for a maker or seller of garlands.
  • proper n. Any of a number of places named for persons with the surname, including a large suburb of Dallas, Texas (USA).


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  • GARLAND - The bodies of a Sachse man and his son were discovered in a picnic area at One Eleven Ranch Park in Garland Friday morning. Latest News

  • GARLAND - Garland police have charged a man with the capital murder of his 4-month-old daughter, who disappeared in 2006 and is presumed dead. Latest News

  • GARLAND - Sarah Mullicane pitched a three-hit shutout while fanning six to pace Brook Hill to a 12-0 win Tuesday afternoon over Garland Christian in Garland.


  • GARLAND - A Garland police officer is trying to pick up the pieces after a high-speed chase ended in his backyard. Latest News

  • GARLAND - Two men and a woman were found dead inside a north Garland home after a 14-hour standoff Sunday. Latest News

  • GARLAND - Garland police are looking for two men who took part in a home invasion and assaulted a person inside. Latest News

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  • Eddie Contreras, youth pastor at Walnut Park Casa De Mi Gloria Church in Garland, Texas, was speaking to a group of students Friday evening (Sept. 24) when Jose Pablo, a student struggling with family problems, walked into the service.

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  • And everyone knows that Garland is the evil nemesis from the first Final Fantasy.

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  • Diana Garland is Dean of the School of Social Work at Baylor University and co-author of the study "How Clergy Sexual Misconduct Happens," and she was kind enough to join us on the phone from Allenspark, Colorado.

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