What does kudos mean?

Definitions for kudosˈku doʊz, ˈkyu-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word kudos.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. praise, congratulations, kudos, extolment(noun)

    an expression of approval and commendation

    "he always appreciated praise for his work"


  1. kudos(Noun)

    Praise; accolades.

    The talented, young playwright received kudos for his new drama.

  2. kudos(Noun)

    Credit for one's achievements

  3. Origin: From κῦδος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kudos(noun)

    glory; fame; renown; praise

  2. Kudos(verb)

    to praise; to extol; to glorify

  3. Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. ky^dos glory.]


  1. Kudos

    Kudos Film and Television is a British independent film and television production company. It has produced television series for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, and its productions include Spooks, Hustle, Life on Mars and its spin-off Ashes to Ashes, The Amazing Mrs Pritchard and M.I. High. In 2007 it was voted Best Independent Production Company by Broadcast magazine. Formed in 1992, since 2007 it has been part of the Shine Group. In 2007 it also set up the film unit, Kudos Pictures.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kudos

    kū′dos, n. credit, fame, generally used jocularly. [Gr.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kudos in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kudos in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Barack Obama:

    Kudos to him as well.

  2. Board Chair Felicia Marcus:

    Kudos to the state residents who are the real heroes and have let their lawns go golden, or have changed out their landscape.

  3. Greg Cribbs:

    The captain had his hands full for a while there. Kudos to him for keeping us safe. Not easy to maneuver a boat in 150-mph winds!

  4. Filmmaker Ian Shive:

    I think the politics of Cuba are complicated. They are very complex. I understand the perspective that people have [in Miami]. It’s [very] complicated, i think the environment is a great foundation on which we can build conversation. Kudos to Discovery for recognizing this opportunity and supporting it.

  5. Greg Cribbs:

    Every hour we got an update until 10 p.m. When it got really bad for a few hours in the middle, the captain was too busy to give updates so we heard them from the cruise director, the captain had his hands full for a while there. Kudos to him for keeping us safe. Not easy to maneuver a boat in 150-mph winds!

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