To decorate with ornamental appendages; to set off; to adorn; to embellish.
(cooking) To ornament, as a dish, with something laid about it; as, a dish garnished with parsley.
To furnish; to supply.
- All within with flowers was garnished .
(slang, archaic) To fit with fetters; to fetter
- By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent. (Job 26:13, KJV)
(legal) To warn by garnishment; to give notice to; to garnishee.
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:
Something added for embellishment; decoration; ornament; also, dress; garments, especially when showy or decorated.
- The accounts of collegiate and monastic institutions give abundant entries of the price of pewter vessels, called also garnish .
- So are you, sweet, / Even in the lovely garnish of a boy.
(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.
- Matter and figure they produce; / For garnish this, and that for use.
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).
very showy or ornamented, now especially when excessive, or in a tasteless or vulgar manner
* 1813 , , Pride and Prejudice
- Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, / But not expressed in fancy; rich, not gaudy .
* 1887 , Homer Greene, Burnham Breaker
- 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.
* 2005 , Thomas Hauser & Marilyn Cole Lownes, "How Bling-bling Took Over the Ring", The Observer , 9 January 2005
- A large gaudy , flowing cravat, and an ill-used silk hat, set well back on the wearer's head, completed this somewhat noticeable costume.
(obsolete) gay; merry; festive
- 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.
- Let's have one other gaudy night.
- And then, there he was, slim and handsome, and dressed the gaudiest and prettiest you ever saw...
* (excessively showy) tawdry, flashy, garish, kitschy
* gaudy night
One of the large beads in the rosary at which the paternoster is recited.
From Latin gaudium "joy".
A reunion held by one of the colleges of the University of Oxford for alumni, normally held during the summer vacations.