Gaud (?), n. [OE. gaude jest, trick, gaudi bead of a rosary, fr. L. gaudium joy, gladness. See Joy.]

1.

Trick; jest; sport.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

2.

Deceit; fraud; artifice; device.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

3.

An ornament; a piece of worthless finery; a trinket.

"An idle gaud."

Shak.

 

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Gaud, v. i. [Cf. F. se gaudir to rejoice, fr. L. gaudere. See Gaud, n.]

To sport or keep festival.

[Obs.] "Gauding with his familiars. " [Obs.]

Sir T. North.

 

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Gaud, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gauded; p. pr. & vb. n. Gauding.]

To bedeck gaudily; to decorate with gauds or showy trinkets or colors; to paint.

[Obs.] "Nicely gauded cheeks."

Shak.

 

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