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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gaudy  \Gaud"y\,  a.  [Compar.  {Gaudier};  superl.  {Gauidiest}.] 
  1.  Ostentatiously  fine;  showy;  gay,  but  tawdry  or 
  meretricious. 
 
  Costly  thy  habit  as  thy  purse  can  buy  But  not 
  expressed  in  fancy;  rich,  not  gaudy.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Gay;  merry;  festal.  --Tennyson. 
 
  Let's  have  one  other  gaudy  night.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gaudy  \Gaud"y\,  n.;  pl  {Gaudies}  [See  {Gaud},  n.] 
  One  of  the  large  beads  in  the  rosary  at  which  the  paternoster 
  is  recited.  [Obs.]  --Gower. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gaudy  \Gaud"y\,  n. 
  A  feast  or  festival;  --  called  also  {gaud-day}  and  {gaudy 
  day}.  [Oxford  Univ.]  --Conybeare. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gaudy 
  adj  1:  tastelessly  showy;  "a  flash  car";  "a  flashy  ring";  "garish 
  colors";  "a  gaudy  costume";  "loud  sport  shirts";  "a 
  meretricious  yet  stylish  book";  "tawdry  ornaments" 
  [syn:  {brassy},  {cheap},  {flash},  {flashy},  {garish}, 
  {gimcrack},  {loud},  {meretricious},  {tacky},  {tatty}, 
  {tawdry},  {trashy}] 
  2:  (used  especially  of  clothes)  marked  by  conspicuous  display 
  [syn:  {flashy},  {jazzy},  {showy},  {sporty}] 
  n  :  (British)  a  celebratory  feast  held  annually  at  one  of  the 
  colleges  in  a  British  university 




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