(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.
(Gaud"-day`) n. See Gaudy, a feast.
(Gaud"er*y) n. Finery; ornaments; ostentatious display. [R.] "Tarnished gaudery." Dryden.
(Gaud"ful) a. Joyful; showy. [Obs.]
(Gaud"i*ly) adv. In a gaudy manner. Guthrie.
(Gaud"i*ness), n. The quality of being gaudy. Whitlock.
(Gaud"ish), a. Gaudy. "Gaudish ceremonies." Bale.
(Gaud"less), a. Destitute of ornament. [R.]
(Gaud"y) a. [Compar. Gaudier ; superl. Gauidiest.]
1. Ostentatiously fine; showy; gay, but tawdry or meretricious.
Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,Shak.
But not expressed in fancy; rich, not gaudy.
2. Gay; merry; festal. Tennyson.
Let's have one other gaudy night.Shak.
(Gaud"y), n.; pl. Gaudies (#) [See Gaud, n.] One of the large beads in the rosary at which
the paternoster is recited. [Obs.] Gower.
(Gaud"y), n. A feast or festival; called also gaud-day and gaudy day. [Oxford Univ.] Conybeare.
(Gaud"y*green`) a. or n. [OE. gaude grene.] Light green. [Obs.] Chaucer. Spenser.
(Gauf"fer) v. t. [F. gaufrer to figure cloth, velvet, and other stuffs, fr. gaufre honeycomb, waffle; of
German origin. See Waffle, Wafer, and cf. Goffer, Gopher an animal.] To plait, crimp, or flute; to
goffer, as lace. See Goffer.
Gauffering iron, a kind of fluting iron for fabrics. Gauffering press (Flower Manuf.), a press for
crimping the leaves and petals into shape.
(Gauf"fer*ing) n. A mode of plaiting or fluting.
(||Gauf"fre) n. [See Gopher.] (Zoöl.) A gopher, esp. the pocket gopher.
(Gauge) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gauged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Gauging ] [OF. gaugier, F. jauger, cf.
OF. gauge gauge, measuring rod, F. jauge; of uncertain origin; perh. fr. an assumed L. qualificare to
determine the qualities of a thing (see Qualify); but cf. also F. jalon a measuring stake in surveying,
and E. gallon.] [Written also gage.]
1. To measure or determine with a gauge.
2. To measure or to ascertain the contents or the capacity of, as of a pipe, barrel, or keg.
3. (Mech.) To measure the dimensions of, or to test the accuracy of the form of, as of a part of a gunlock.
The vanes nicely gauged on each side.Derham.