I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from past participle of gilden to gild Date: 14th century covered with gold or gilt ; of the color of gold II. noun Date: 15th century 1. gold or something that resembles gold laid on a surface 2. slang money 3. superficial brilliance 4. a bond issued by the government of the United Kingdom III. noun Etymology: Middle English gylte, from Old Norse gyltr; akin to Old English gelde sterile — more at geld Date: 14th century a young female swine

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  • Gilt — Gilt, p. p. & a. Gilded; covered with gold; of the color of gold; golden yellow. Gilt hair Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gilt — Gilt, n. 1. Gold, or that which resembles gold, laid on the surface of a thing; gilding. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Money. [Obs.] The gilt of France. Shak …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gilt — Gilt, es una abreviatura anglosajona del término gilt edged security, con el que se designa a los valores de máxima solvencia que son equiparables al oro. Se trata exclusivamente de deuda pública soberana emitida o garantizada por los gobiernos… …   Wikipedia Español

  • gilt — n a young female swine * * * (gilt) a female pig that is intended for breeding but has not yet given birth …   Medical dictionary

  • gilt — gilt1 [gilt] vt. alt. pt. & pp. of GILD1 adj. overlaid with gilding n. GILDING gilt2 [gilt] n. [ME gilte < ON gyltr: for IE base see GELD1] a young female pig; immatu …   English World dictionary

  • Gilt — Gilt, n. [See {Geld}, v. t.] (Zo[ o]l.) A female pig, when young. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gilt — Gilt, imp. & p. p. of {Gild}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • gilt — (adj.) c.1400, pp. of M.E. gilden, from O.E. gyldan (see GILD (Cf. gild)). Also used as a noun with a sense of gilding (early 15c.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gilt — edged security …   Accounting dictionary

  • gilt — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ covered thinly with gold leaf or gold paint. ► NOUN 1) gold leaf or gold paint applied in a thin layer to a surface. 2) (gilts) fixed interest loan securities issued by the UK government. ORIGIN archaic past participle of GILD(Cf.… …   English terms dictionary

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