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gaud


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  Deceit;  fraud;  artifice;  device.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  3.  An  ornament;  a  piece  of  worthless  finery;  a  trinket.  ``An 
  idle  gaud.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gaud 
  n  :  cheap  showy  jewelry  or  ornament  or  clothing  [syn:  {bangle}, 
  {bauble},  {gewgaw},  {novelty},  {trinket},  {fallal}] 




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