Gilt-edged
Gilt-edge Gilt"-edge`, Gilt-edged Gilt"-edged`, a. 1. Having a gilt edge; as, gilt-edged paper. [1913 Webster]

2. Of the best quality; -- said of negotiable paper, etc. [Slang, U. S.] [1913 Webster]


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  • gilt-edged — ˈgilt edged adjective FINANCE gilt edged investments are the safest available, usually in government bonds: • The safest place to put your money is with the government. Over hundreds of years, it has never defaulted on gilt edged bonds. • the… …   Financial and business terms

  • gilt-edged — [ ,gılt edʒd ] adjective 1. ) gilt edged INVESTMENTS are considered to be very safe and reliable a ) used about other things that are very valuable or reliable: a gilt edged promise 2. ) with gold edges: a gilt edged mirror …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gilt-edged — gilt′ edged or gilt′ edge adj. 1) having the edge or edges gilded: gilt edged paper[/ex] 2) of the highest or best quality, kind, rating, etc.: gilt edged bonds[/ex] • Etymology: 1810–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • gilt-edged — [gilt′ejd΄] adj. 1. having gilded edges, as the pages of a book 2. of the highest quality, grade, or value [gilt edged securities]: Also gilt edge …   English World dictionary

  • gilt-edged — adj technical gilt edged ↑stocks or ↑shares do not give you much ↑interest (=additional money) but are considered very safe as they are sold mainly by governments …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gilt-edged — /gilt ejd /, adj. 1. having the edge or edges gilded: gilt edged paper. 2. of the highest or best quality, kind, etc. 3. Finance. a. (of securities and bonds) of the highest rating or quality; secure. b. (of bonds) government backed or guaranteed …   Universalium

  • gilt-edged — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ referring to stocks or securities (such as gilts) that are regarded as extremely reliable investments …   English terms dictionary

  • gilt-edged — adjective 1. of the highest quality or value gilt edged securities gilt edged credentials • Similar to: ↑superior 2. having gilded edges as the pages of a book • Similar to: ↑adorned, ↑decorated * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • gilt-edged — UK [ˌɡɪltˈedʒd] / US [ˌɡɪlt ˈedʒd] adjective 1) a) gilt edged investments are considered to be very safe and reliable b) used about other things that are very valuable or reliable a gilt edged promise 2) with gold edges a gilt edged mirror …   English dictionary

  • gilt-edged — /ˈgɪlt ɛdʒd / (say gilt ejd) adjective 1. having the edges gilded: gilt edged paper. 2. of the highest order or quality: gilt edged securities …   Australian English dictionary

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