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gild

verb \ ˈgild \

Definition of gild

gilded play \ˈgil-dəd\ or gilt play \ˈgilt\; gilding
transitive verb
1 :to overlay with or as if with a thin covering of gold
2 a :to give money to
b :to give an attractive but often deceptive appearance to
  • was hired to gild the company's image
c archaic :to make bloody

gilder

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

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Origin and Etymology of gild

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


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gild

noun

Less common spelling of

1 :an association of people with similar interests or pursuits; especially :a medieval association of merchants or craftsmen
2 :a group of organisms that use the same ecological resource in a similar way
  • a feeding guild

GILD Defined for English Language Learners

gild

verb

Definition of gild for English Language Learners

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


GILD Defined for Kids

gild

verb \ ˈgild \

Definition of gild for Students

gilded or gilt \ˈgilt\; gilding
:to cover with a thin coating of gold
  • gilded doors

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