guerdon

  • 1 guerdon — ⇒GUERDON, subst. masc. Vx, littér. Récompense. Ne me devez vous pas merci d amour et guerdon de loyauté (NODIER, Fée Miettes, 1831, p. 143). Le brandon Guerrier par qui Jupin donne honte et guerdon (MORÉAS, Sylves, 1896, p. 164). L « Infinité »,… …

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  • 2 guerdon — Guerdon, m. penacut. C est le loyer ou recompense qu on donne à celuy qui a fait quelque service ou office en faveur d aucun, Remuneratio. Il peut estre extraict de ce mot Grec {{t=g}}kérdos,{{/t}} qui signifie proufit, gaing, advantage; Ce qu… …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 3 Guerdon — Guer don, v. t. [OF. guerdonner, guerredonner. See {Guerdon}, n.] To give guerdon to; to reward; to be a recompense for. [R.] [1913 Webster] Him we gave a costly bribe To guerdon silence. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Guerdon — Guer don, n. [OF. guerdon, guerredon, LL. widerdonum (influenced by L. donum gift, cf. {Donation} ), fr. OHG. widarl[=o]n; widar again, against (G. wider wieder) + l[=o]n reward, G. lohn, akin to AS. le[ a]n Goth. laun. See {Withers}.] A reward;… …

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  • 5 guerdon — (n.) reward, recompense (now only poetic), late 14c., from O.Fr. guerdon, guerredon reward, recompense, payment, from M.L. widerdonum, from O.H.G. widarlon recompense; Cf. O.E. wiðerlean requital, compensation, from wiðer again (see WITH (Cf.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 guerdon — index appropriation (donation), bounty, collection (payment), compensation, consideration (recompense) …

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  • 7 guerdon — reward, meed, bounty, award, prize, *premium, bonus …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 guerdon — GUERDON. subst. masc. Loyer, salaire, recompense. Il est vieux, & n a plus d usage que dans le burlesque …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 9 guerdon — [gʉrd′ n] Archaic n. [ME guerdoun < OFr gueredon, altered (after L donum, gift) < Frank & OHG widarlōn < OHG widar, back, counter + lōn, reward < IE base * lāu , to capture > L lucrum, riches] a reward; recompense vt. to reward …

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  • 10 guerdon — (ghêr don) s. m. Terme vieilli. Récompense. •   Dieu te doint pour guerdon de tes oeuvres si saintes...., RÉGNIER Sat. XIII. HISTORIQUE    XIe s. •   [Je] Bien le conoi, gueredun [je] vus en dei, Ch. de Rol. CCXLVIII.    XIIe s. •   En gueredon… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 11 guerdon — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French guerdun, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German widarlōn reward Date: 14th century reward, recompense • guerdon transitive verb …

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  • 12 guerdon — guerdoner, n. guerdonless, adj. /gerr dn/, n. 1. a reward, recompense, or requital. v.t. 2. to give a guerdon to; reward. [1325 75; ME < OF, var. of werdoun < ML widerdonum, alter. (prob. by assoc. with L donum gift) of OHG widarlon, equiv. to… …

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  • 13 guerdon — guer•don [[t]ˈgɜr dn[/t]] n. 1) a reward, recompense, or requital 2) to give a guerdon to; reward • Etymology: 1325–75; < OF, var. of werdoun < ML widerdonum, alter. (prob. by assoc. with L dōnum gift) of OHG widarlōn …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 guerdon — /ˈgɜdn/ (say gerdn) Poetic –noun 1. a reward, recompense, or requital. –verb (t) 2. to give a guerdon to; reward. {Middle English, from Old French, variant of werdoun, from Medieval Latin widerdonum, alteration (probably by association with Latin …

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  • 15 guerdon — n. & v. poet. n. a reward or recompense. v.tr. give a reward to. Etymology: ME f. OF guerdon f. med.L widerdonum f. WG widarlon (as WITH, LOAN(1)), assim. to L donum gift …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16 GUERDON — s. m. Loyer, salaire, récompense. Il est vieux …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 17 guerdon — 1. noun /ˈɡəː.dən,ˈɡɝ.dən/ A reward, prize or recompense for a service; an accolade. My gerdon is but bresting of myn herte. 2. verb /ˈɡəː.dən,ˈɡɝ.dən/ To give such a reward to …

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  • 18 Guerdon — A reward …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 19 guerdon — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I noun 1. Something given in return for a service or accomplishment: accolade, award, honorarium, plum, premium, prize1, reward. Idiom: token of appreciation (or esteem). See REWARD. 2. Something justly deserved:… …

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  • 20 guerdon — guer·don || gÉœrdÉ™n / gɜːd n. reward, recompense …

    English contemporary dictionary