Pall vs Gaudy - What's the difference?

pall | gaudy |


As a proper noun pall

is , cognate to paul.

As an adjective gaudy is

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

As a noun 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.

pall

English

Etymology 1

(etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
  • (archaic) Fine cloth, especially purple cloth used for robes.
  • (Christianity) A cloth used for various purposes on the altar in a church.
  • (Christianity) A piece of cardboard, covered with linen and embroidered on one side, used to cover the chalice.
  • (Christianity) A pallium (woollen vestment in Roman Catholicism).
  • * Fuller
  • About this time Pope Gregory sent two archbishop's palls into England, — the one for London, the other for York.
  • (heraldiccharge) A figure resembling the Roman Catholic pallium, or pall, and having the form of the letter Y.
  • A heavy canvas, especially one laid over a coffin or tomb.
  • * 1942 , Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon , Canongate (2006), page 150:
  • Thirty years or so later, a woman was put to death for stealing the purple pall from his sarcophagus, a strange, crazy crime,
  • An outer garment; a cloak or mantle.
  • * Shakespeare
  • His lion's skin changed to a pall of gold.
  • (obsolete) nausea
  • (Shaftesbury)
  • (senseid) A feeling of gloom.
  • A pall came over the crowd when the fourth goal was scored.
    The early election results cast a pall over what was supposed to be a celebration.
    Derived terms
    * cast a pall * pallbearer * tarpaulin
    Synonyms
    * (heraldry) pairle

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cloak.
  • (Shakespeare)
    Lady Macbeth: 'Come, thick night, And pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell' (Macbeth Act I Scene v lines 48–9).

    Etymology 2

    from appall. Possibly influenced by the figurative meaning of the unrelated noun.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make vapid or insipid; to make lifeless or spiritless; to dull; to weaken.
  • * Atterbury
  • Reason and reflection pall all his enjoyments.
  • To become vapid, tasteless, dull, or insipid; to lose strength, life, spirit, or taste.
  • The liquor palls .
  • * Addison
  • Beauty soon grows familiar to the lover, / Fades in the eye, and palls upon the sense.
  • * 1918 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), Chapter VI
  • We are all becoming accustomed to adventure. It is beginning to pall on us. We suffered no casualties and there was no illness.
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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.