Gaud


Gaud
A piece of showy ornament; a bauble. [< Lat. gaudeo = to rejoice] -
Cf. Bead

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  • gaud´i|ly — gaud|y1 «G dee», adjective, gaud|i|er, gaud|i|est, noun, plural gaud|ies. –adj. 1. too bright and gay to be in good taste; cheap and showy: »gaudy jewelry. Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy …   Useful english dictionary

  • gaud|y — gaud|y1 «G dee», adjective, gaud|i|er, gaud|i|est, noun, plural gaud|ies. –adj. 1. too bright and gay to be in good taste; cheap and showy: »gaudy jewelry. Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gaud — Gaud, n. [OE. gaude jest, trick, gaudi bead of a rosary, fr. L. gaudium joy, gladness. See {Joy}.] 1. Trick; jest; sport. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Deceit; fraud; artifice; device. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 3. An ornament; a piece of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gaud — Gaud, v. i. [Cf. F. se gaudir to rejoice, fr. L. gaudere. See {Gaud}, n.] To sport or keep festival. [Obs.] Gauding with his familiars. [Obs.] Sir T. North. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gaud — Gaud, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gauded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gauding}.] To bedeck gaudily; to decorate with gauds or showy trinkets or colors; to paint. [Obs.] Nicely gauded cheeks. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gaud. — Gaud., bei Pflanzennamen: 1) Abkürzung für Johann Franz Gottlieb Philipp Gaudin (spr. godäng), geb. 1766 in Longirod, gest. 15. Juli 1833 als Pastor in Nyon. Schrieb: »Flora helvetica« (Zürich 1828 bis 1833, 7 Bde.), »Agrostologia helvetica« (Par …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Gaud — Surtout porté dans la Vienne et la Haute Savoie, c est un nom de personne d origine germanique, Waldo (racine waldan = gouverner). Autre possibilité : un toponyme (voir Gault) …   Noms de famille

  • gaud — (n.) late 14c., jest, joke, prank, trick; also fraud, deception, trick, artifice. Also large, ornamental bead in a rosary (mid 14c.); a bauble, trinket, plaything (mid 15c.). In some senses, from gaudy (n.) (see GAUDY (Cf. gaudy)). In some, from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • gaud — [gôd] n. [ME gaude, a large bead in a rosary, trinket, prob. ult. < L gaudium, JOY] a cheap, showy trinket …   English World dictionary

  • gaud|er|y — «G duhr ee», noun, plural er|ies. 1. ostentatious show; finery. 2. a piece of finery …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gaud — Cierp Gaud Pour les articles homonymes, voir Cier. Cierp Gaud …   Wikipédia en Français


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