American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Acclaim or praise for exceptional achievement.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Glory; fame; renown; praise.
- v. rare, rare To praise; to extol; to glorify.
- n. an expression of approval and commendation
- From Ancient Greek κῦδος (kudos, "praise, renown"). (Wiktionary)
- Greek kūdos, magical glory. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Schools that successfully encourage high-impact activities win kudos from the National Survey of Student Engagement.”
“At 5 pm or so they let us in, and once again kudos to Soldier Field for maintaining calm.”
“This came after Jones had received some kudos from the coaching staff for making progress at his natural position on defense.”
“Opened in 2006, the 52-story tower is New York City's first green building and has won kudos from the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Green Building Council, among others.”
“This is not the first judge nominated by Obama that received kudos from the right.”
“The decision won kudos from the business community and scathing criticism from a coalition of liberal groups that had championed the bill as a basic worker right.”
“Earlier in the month, The Hurt Locker upset Avatar to win kudos from the Producers Guild, perhaps the guild most likely to favor the big budget wonder of Avatar.”
“I took a trip to SD for pheashants and had a blast (pun intented) and got kudos from the guide for my shooting skills.”
“However, the idea that the kudos distribution system can be corrupted such that all or even the majority of a work's kudos is actually unwarranted hype born of bribes and bandwagons is just as naive.”
“First off, critics are just a subset of writers, really, and the kudos distribution system of the strange fiction community makes the system more of a network of peers than the hierarchy of the classic literary establishment where kudos is bestowed by academic/journalistic authorities.”
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