Garnish vs Gaudy - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between garnish and gaudy

is that garnish is a set of dishes, often pewter, containing a dozen pieces of several types while gaudy is one of the large beads in the rosary at which the paternoster is recited or gaudy can be a reunion held by one of the colleges of the university of oxford for alumni, normally held during the summer vacations.

As a verb garnish

is to decorate with ornamental appendages; to set off; to adorn; to embellish.

As an adjective gaudy is

very showy or ornamented, now especially when excessive, or in a tasteless or vulgar manner.

garnish

English

Verb

  • To decorate with ornamental appendages; to set off; to adorn; to embellish.
  • * Spenser
  • All within with flowers was garnished .
  • (cooking) To ornament, as a dish, with something laid about it; as, a dish garnished with parsley.
  • To furnish; to supply.
  • By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent. (Job 26:13, KJV)
  • (slang, archaic) To fit with fetters; to fetter
  • (Johnson)
  • (legal) To warn by garnishment; to give notice to; to garnishee.
  • Derived terms

    * garnishee * garnishment * garnishor

    Noun

    (garnishes)
  • A set of dishes, often pewter, containing a dozen pieces of several types.
  • Pewter vessels in general.
  • * 1882 , James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England , Volume 4, p. 478:
  • The accounts of collegiate and monastic institutions give abundant entries of the price of pewter vessels, called also garnish .
  • Something added for embellishment; decoration; ornament; also, dress; garments, especially when showy or decorated.
  • * Shakespeare
  • So are you, sweet, / Even in the lovely garnish of a boy.
  • * Prior
  • Matter and figure they produce; / For garnish this, and that for use.
  • (cookery) Something set round or upon a dish as an embellishment.
  • (slang, obsolete) Fetters.
  • (slang, historical) A fee; specifically, in English jails, formerly an unauthorized fee demanded from a newcomer by the older prisoners.
  • (Fielding)

    Anagrams

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    gaudy

    English

    Etymology 1

    Origin uncertain; perhaps from . A common claim that the word derives from , is not supported by evidence (the word was in use at least half a century before Gaudí was born).

    Adjective

    (er)
  • very showy or ornamented, now especially when excessive, or in a tasteless or vulgar manner
  • * Shakespeare
  • Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, / But not expressed in fancy; rich, not gaudy .
  • * 1813 , , Pride and Prejudice
  • The rooms were lofty and handsome, and their furniture suitable to the fortune of its proprietor; but Elizabeth saw, with admiration of his taste, that it was neither gaudy nor uselessly fine; with less of splendour, and more real elegance, than the furniture of Rosings.
  • * 1887 , Homer Greene, Burnham Breaker
  • A large gaudy , flowing cravat, and an ill-used silk hat, set well back on the wearer's head, completed this somewhat noticeable costume.
  • * 2005 , Thomas Hauser & Marilyn Cole Lownes, "How Bling-bling Took Over the Ring", The Observer , 9 January 2005
  • Gaudy jewellery might offend some people's sense of style. But former heavyweight champion and grilling-machine entrepreneur George Foreman is philosophical about today's craze for bling-bling.
  • (obsolete) gay; merry; festive
  • (Tennyson)
  • * Shakespeare
  • Let's have one other gaudy night.
  • * Twain
  • And then, there he was, slim and handsome, and dressed the gaudiest and prettiest you ever saw...
    Synonyms
    * (excessively showy) tawdry, flashy, garish, kitschy *
    Derived terms
    * gaudily * gaudy night

    Noun

    (gaudies)
  • One of the large beads in the rosary at which the paternoster is recited.
  • (Gower)

    Etymology 2

    From Latin gaudium "joy".

    Noun

    (gaudies)
  • A reunion held by one of the colleges of the University of Oxford for alumni, normally held during the summer vacations.