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Meaning of GUERDON

Pronunciation:  'gurdn

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a reward or payment

GUERDON is a 7 letter word that starts with G.


 See Also: reward



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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
    A reward; requital; recompense; -- used in both a good and a
    bad sense. --Macaulay.
          So young as to regard men's frown or smile As loss or
          guerdon of a glorious lot.               --Byron.
          He shall, by thy revenging hand, at once receive the
          just guerdon of all his former villainies. --Knolles.
  2. \Guer"don\, v. t. [OF. guerdonner, guerredonner. See
    {Guerdon}, n.]
    To give guerdon to; to reward; to be a recompense for. [R.]
          Him we gave a costly bribe To guerdon silence.