gild

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 gild — [gıld] v [T] [: Old English; Origin: gyldan] 1.) to cover something with a thin layer of gold or with something that looks like gold ▪ a gilded frame 2.) literary to make something look as if it is covered in gold ▪ The autumn sun gilded the lake …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 3 gild — (v.) O.E. gyldan to gild, to cover with a thin layer of gold, from P.Gmc. *gulthianan (Cf. O.N. gylla to gild, O.H.G. ubergulden to cover with gold ), from *gulthan gold (see GOLD (Cf. gold)). Related: GILDED (Cf. Gilded); …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 gild — ► VERB 1) cover thinly with gold. 2) (gilded) wealthy and privileged: gilded youth. ● gild the lily Cf. ↑gild the lily DERIVATIVES gilder noun gilding …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 gild — gild1 [gild] vt. gilded or gilt, gilding [ME gilden < OE gyldan < Gmc * gulthjan < * gultha (> Goth gulth, GOLD) + * jan, caus. suffix] 1. a) to overlay with a thin layer of gold b) to coat with a gold color …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 gild — [ gıld ] verb transitive 1. ) to cover a surface with a very thin layer of gold 2. ) LITERARY if light gilds something, it makes it look golden …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 7 gild — index camouflage, embellish Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 gild — meaning ‘to cover thinly with gold’, has a past participle gilded (The porcelain is gilded by a magma of gold), but the adjectival form is either gilt (gilt tooling / gilt edged securities) or gilded (gilded youth). This word should be… …

    Modern English usage

  • 9 gild — [v] embellish, decorate adorn, aureate, aurify, beautify, bedeck, begild, brighten, coat, deck, dress up, embroider, engild, enhance, enrich, garnish, glitter, grace, ornament, overlay, paint, plate, tinsel, varnish, wash, whitewash*; concepts… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 gild|ed — «GIHL dihd», adjective. 1. coated with or as if with gold. 2. colored like gold. 3. Figurative. made to appear better than it is. 4. wealthy …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 11 gild — be·gild; en·gild; gild; orf·gild; re·gild; un·gild; wer·gild; were·gild; …

    English syllables

  • 12 gild — I [[t]gɪld[/t]] v. t. gild•ed gilt, gild•ing 1) to coat with gold, gold leaf, or a gold colored substance 2) to give a bright, pleasing, or specious aspect to 3) archaic to make red, as with blood • gild the lily Etymology: 1300–50; ME; OE… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 gild — I. /gɪld / (say gild) verb (t) (gilded or gilt, gilding) 1. to coat with gold, gold leaf, or gold coloured substance. 2. to give a bright, pleasing, or specious aspect to. 3. Obsolete to make red, as with blood. –phrase …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 gild — gild1 gildable, adj. /gild/, v.t., gilded or gilt, gilding. 1. to coat with gold, gold leaf, or a gold colored substance. 2. to give a bright, pleasing, or specious aspect to. 3. Archaic. to make red, as with blood. 4. gild …

    Universalium

  • 15 gild —    to tell a lie about    Literally, to cover thinly with gold, and perhaps alluding to that misquoted cliché gild the lily Shakespeare actually wrote to gild refined gold, to paint the lily {King John). In phrases such as gild the facts,… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 16 gild — UK [ɡɪld] / US verb [transitive] Word forms gild : present tense I/you/we/they gild he/she/it gilds present participle gilding past tense gilded past participle gilded 1) to cover a surface with a very thin layer of gold 2) literary if light… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 gild — [[t]gɪ̱ld[/t]] gilds, gilding, gilded 1) VERB If you gild a surface, you cover it in a thin layer of gold or gold paint. [V n] Carve the names and gild them. [V ed] ...gilded statues. 2) PHRASE: V inflects If you say that someone is gilding the… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 gild — See gild, guild …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 19 gild — Synonyms and related words: adorn, apply paint, aurify, bedaub, belie, besmear, brighten, brush on paint, butter, calcimine, camouflage, coat, color, complexion, convolute, cover, dab, daub, decorate, deep dye, dip, disguise, distemper, distort,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 gild — gild1 verb 1》 cover thinly with gold. 2》 [as adjective gilded] wealthy and privileged: gilded youth. Phrases gild the lily try to improve what is already beautiful or excellent. Derivatives gilder noun gilding noun …

    English new terms dictionary


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