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gild

play
verb \ˈgild\

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 and Etymology of gild

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


First Known Use: 14th century


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gild

noun \ˈgild\

variant of

  1. 1 :  an association of people with similar interests or pursuits; especially :  a medieval association of merchants or craftsmen

  2. 2 :  a group of organisms that use the same ecological resource in a similar way <a feeding guild>

guildship

play \ˈgil(d)-ˌship\ noun

GILD Defined for English Language Learners

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gild

play
verb \ˈgild\

Definition of gild for English Language Learners

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


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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