Overgild
Overgild O`ver*gild", v. t. [AS. ofergyldan.] To gild over; to varnish. [1913 Webster]

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  • overgild — /oh veuhr gild /, v.t., overgilded or overgilt, overgilding. 1. to cover with gilding. 2. to tint with a golden color: morning sunlight that overgilds the rooftops. [bef. 1050; ME overgilden, OE ofergyldan. See OVER , GILD1] * * * …   Universalium

  • overgild — verb To cover with gilding …   Wiktionary

  • overgild — /oʊvəˈgɪld/ (say ohvuh gild) verb (t) (overgilded or overgilt, overgilding) to cover with gilding. {over + gild1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • overgild — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷, ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: Middle English overgilden, from Old English ofergyldan, from ofer, adverb, over + gyldan to gild : to gild over : varnish …   Useful english dictionary

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