guerdon


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guer·don

 (gûr′dn)
n.
A reward; recompense.
tr.v. guer·doned, guer·don·ing, guer·dons
To reward.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin widerdōnum, alteration (influenced by Latin dōnum, gift) of Old High German widarlōn : widar, back, against; see wi- in Indo-European roots + lōn, reward; see lau- in Indo-European roots.]

guerdon

(ˈɡɜːdən)
n
a reward or payment
vb
(tr) to give a guerdon to
[C14: from Old French gueredon, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German widarlōn, Old English witherlēan; final element influenced by Latin dōnum gift]
ˈguerdoner n

guer•don

(ˈgɜr dn)

n.
1. a reward, recompense, or requital.
v.t.
2. to give a guerdon to; reward.
[1325–75; < Old French, variant of werdoun < Medieval Latin widerdonum, alter. (probably by association with Latin dōnum gift) of Old High German widarlōn]

guerdon


Past participle: guerdoned
Gerund: guerdoning

Imperative
guerdon
guerdon
Present
I guerdon
you guerdon
he/she/it guerdons
we guerdon
you guerdon
they guerdon
Preterite
I guerdoned
you guerdoned
he/she/it guerdoned
we guerdoned
you guerdoned
they guerdoned
Present Continuous
I am guerdoning
you are guerdoning
he/she/it is guerdoning
we are guerdoning
you are guerdoning
they are guerdoning
Present Perfect
I have guerdoned
you have guerdoned
he/she/it has guerdoned
we have guerdoned
you have guerdoned
they have guerdoned
Past Continuous
I was guerdoning
you were guerdoning
he/she/it was guerdoning
we were guerdoning
you were guerdoning
they were guerdoning
Past Perfect
I had guerdoned
you had guerdoned
he/she/it had guerdoned
we had guerdoned
you had guerdoned
they had guerdoned
Future
I will guerdon
you will guerdon
he/she/it will guerdon
we will guerdon
you will guerdon
they will guerdon
Future Perfect
I will have guerdoned
you will have guerdoned
he/she/it will have guerdoned
we will have guerdoned
you will have guerdoned
they will have guerdoned
Future Continuous
I will be guerdoning
you will be guerdoning
he/she/it will be guerdoning
we will be guerdoning
you will be guerdoning
they will be guerdoning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been guerdoning
you have been guerdoning
he/she/it has been guerdoning
we have been guerdoning
you have been guerdoning
they have been guerdoning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been guerdoning
you will have been guerdoning
he/she/it will have been guerdoning
we will have been guerdoning
you will have been guerdoning
they will have been guerdoning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been guerdoning
you had been guerdoning
he/she/it had been guerdoning
we had been guerdoning
you had been guerdoning
they had been guerdoning
Conditional
I would guerdon
you would guerdon
he/she/it would guerdon
we would guerdon
you would guerdon
they would guerdon
Past Conditional
I would have guerdoned
you would have guerdoned
he/she/it would have guerdoned
we would have guerdoned
you would have guerdoned
they would have guerdoned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guerdon - a reward or payment
reward - payment made in return for a service rendered

guerdon

noun
1. Something given in return for a service or accomplishment:
Idiom: token of appreciation.
2. Something justly deserved:
comeuppance, desert (often used in plural), due, recompense, reward, wage (often used in plural).
Informal: lump (used in plural).
Idioms: what is coming to one, what one has coming.
verb
To bestow a reward on:
Translations
guiderdone
References in classic literature ?
To this the Roman legate answered: "As for that which has been said, that it is better and more advantageous for your state not to interfere in our war, nothing can be more erroneous; because by not interfering you will be left, without favour or consideration, the guerdon of the conqueror." Thus it will always happen that he who is not your friend will demand your neutrality, whilst he who is your friend will entreat you to declare yourself with arms.
"A guerdon--a guerdon, my knight of the staring eyes!" cried one.
Thanks to the school of scientific philosophers he favored, he knew the biological significance of love; but by a refined process of the same scientific reasoning he reached the conclusion that the human organism achieved its highest purpose in love, that love must not be questioned, but must be accepted as the highest guerdon of life.
It was the merit of work performed, a guerdon of manhood finer and greater than any other man could offer, and it had been to him his justification and right to possess her.
``and without guerdon; my oath, for a time, prohibits me from touching gold.''
For it is a usual and ancient custom with knights and ladies errant to give the squires, damsels, or dwarfs who bring tidings of their ladies to the knights, or of their knights to the ladies, some rich jewel as a guerdon for good news,' and acknowledgment of the message."
He too received a noble recompense for his devotedness to the best interests of his country, taking with him into the retirement of private life the hatred of a host of enemies, and the fresh scars of wounds inflicted by assassins, only too often the sole guerdon obtained by honest people, who are guilty of having worked for their country, and of having forgotten their own private interests.
Such is the policy by which I seek To serve the Commons and conformably I have proclaimed an edict as concerns The sons of Oedipus; Eteocles Who in his country's battle fought and fell, The foremost champion--duly bury him With all observances and ceremonies That are the guerdon of the heroic dead.
OEDIPUS Well, thou shalt have due guerdon for thy pains.
For our guest to thee would bring And thy folk and offering, Thy due guerdon. Haste, O King!
On the contrary, idealist that I was to the most pronounced degree, my philosophy had always recognized and guerdoned love as the greatest thing in the world, the aim and the summit of being, the most exquisite pitch of joy and happiness to which life could thrill, the thing of all things to be hailed and welcomed and taken into the heart.
(Ti-Jean164) is Ti-Jean's rich guerdon for passing Devil's