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gilt

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adjective \ˈgilt\

Simple Definition of gilt

  • : having a golden color

  • : covered with gilt

Full Definition of gilt

  1. :  covered with gold or gilt :  of the color of gold

Origin of gilt

Middle English, from past participle of gilden to gild


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with gilt


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gilt

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Definition of gilt

  1. 1 :  gold or something that resembles gold laid on a surface

  2. 2 slang :  money

  3. 3 :  superficial brilliance

  4. 4 :  a bond issued by the government of the United Kingdom



15th Century

First Known Use of gilt

15th century


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gilt

noun

Definition of gilt

  1. :  a young female swine



Origin of gilt

Middle English gylte, from Old Norse gyltr; akin to Old English gelde sterile — more at geld


First Known Use: 14th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


GILT Defined for Kids

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gilt

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noun \ˈgilt\

Definition of gilt

  1. :  a thin layer of gold or something like gold <The vase was covered with gilt.>




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gilt

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noun

Definition of gilt

  1. :  a young female pig




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gilt

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noun \ˈgilt\

Medical Definition of gilt

  1. :  a young female swine




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