Gilded
Gild Gild (g[i^]ld), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gilded} or {Gilt} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Gilding}.] [AS. gyldan, from gold gold. [root]234. See {Gold}.] 1. To overlay with a thin covering of gold; to cover with a golden color; to cause to look like gold. ``Gilded chariots.'' --Pope. [1913 Webster]

No more the rising sun shall gild the morn. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. To make attractive; to adorn; to brighten. [1913 Webster]

Let oft good humor, mild and gay, Gild the calm evening of your day. --Trumbull. [1913 Webster]

3. To give a fair but deceptive outward appearance to; to embellish; as, to gild a lie. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To make red with drinking. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

This grand liquior that hath gilded them. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • gilded — 1560s (late O.E. had gegylde); in modern use the more dignified pp. of GILD (Cf. gild) (q.v.). Shakespeare s lilies were never gilded; the quote ( King John, iv.2) is, To gild refined gold, to paint the lily …   Etymology dictionary

  • gilded — gilded; un·gilded; …   English syllables

  • gilded — adjective 1. having the deep slightly brownish color of gold (Freq. 2) long aureate (or golden) hair a gold carpet • Syn: ↑aureate, ↑gilt, ↑gold, ↑golden • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gilded — adj. Gilded is used with these nouns: ↑youth …   Collocations dictionary

  • gilded — gild|ed [ gıldəd ] adjective 1. ) covered with a very thin layer of gold: a gilded frame 2. ) shining like gold …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gilded — UK [ˈɡɪldɪd] / US [ˈɡɪldəd] adjective 1) covered with a very thin layer of gold a gilded frame 2) shining like gold …   English dictionary

  • gilded — /ˈgɪldəd/ (say gilduhd) adjective 1. covered or enhanced with gold, or something coloured gold. 2. having a superficially showy and attractive exterior, covering something of little worth. –phrase 3. gilded youth, a. a young man of wealth and… …   Australian English dictionary

  • gilded — /gil did/, adj. 1. covered or highlighted with gold or something of a golden color. 2. having a pleasing or showy appearance that conceals something of little worth. [bef. 1000; GILD1 + ED2; r. ME gild, OE gegyld] * * * …   Universalium

  • gilded — adjective a) Having the color or quality of gold. b) Made of gold or covered by a thin layer of gold …   Wiktionary

  • Gilded — Позолоченный …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

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