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gild

play
verb \ˈgild\

Simple Definition of gild

  • : to cover (something) with a thin layer of gold

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gild

gilded play \ˈgil-dəd\ or gilt play \ˈgilt\ gilding

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to overlay with or as if with a thin covering of gold

  3. 2 a :  to give money to b :  to give an attractive but often deceptive appearance to c archaic :  to make bloody

gilder noun
gild the lily
  1. :  to add unnecessary ornamentation to something beautiful in its own right

Origin of gild

Middle English, from Old English gyldan; akin to Old English gold gold


First Known Use: 14th century


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gild

Definition of gild

  1. variant of guild





GILD Defined for Kids

gild

play
verb \ˈgild\

Definition of gild for Students

gilded or gilt \ˈgilt\gilding

  1. :  to cover with a thin coating of gold <gilded doors>




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