Laud vs Gaud - What's the difference?

laud | gaud |


As a proper noun laud

is .

As a noun gaud is

a cheap showy trinket.

As a verb gaud is

(obsolete) to bedeck gaudily; to decorate with gauds or showy trinkets or colours; to paint or gaud can be to sport or keep festival.

laud

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • or glorification.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Laud be to God.
  • * Tyndals
  • So do well and thou shalt have laud of the same.
  • Hymn of praise.
  • (in the plural, also Lauds) A prayer service following matins.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (intransitive) to praise, to glorify
  • * 1526 , William Tyndale, trans. Bible , Luke I:
  • And hys mought was opened immediatly, and hys tonge, and he spake lawdynge god.

    See also

    * canonical hours

    Anagrams

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    gaud

    English

    Etymology 1

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • a cheap showy trinket
  • * Shakespeare
  • an idle gaud
  • * 1926 Dalmeny lent me red tabs, Evans his brass hat; so that I had the gauds of my appointment in the ceremony of the Jaffa gate, which for me was the supreme moment of the war. - T. E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom
  • (obsolete) trick; jest; sport
  • (Chaucer)
  • (obsolete) deceit; fraud; artifice
  • (Chaucer)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To bedeck gaudily; to decorate with gauds or showy trinkets or colours; to paint.
  • Nicely gauded cheeks. — Shakespeare.

    Etymology 2

    Compare (etyl) .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To sport or keep festival.
  • * Sir T. North
  • gauding with his familiars