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Definitions of gilt

gilt1 (ɡɪlt Pronunciation for gilt1

Definitions

verb

  1. a past tense and past participle of gild1

noun

  1. gold or a substance simulating it, applied in gilding
  2. another word for gilding (sense 1), gilding (sense 2)
  3. superficial or false appearance of excellence; glamour
  4. a gilt-edged security
  5. See take the gilt off the gingerbread

adjective

  1. covered with or as if with gold or gilt; gilded

gilt2 (ɡɪlt Pronunciation for gilt2

Definitions

noun

  1. a young female pig, esp one that has not had a litter

Word Origin

C15: from Old Norse gyltr; related to Old English gelte, Old High German gelza, Middle Low German gelte

gild1 (ɡɪld Pronunciation for gild1

Definitions

verb

Word forms:  gilds,  gilding,  gilded,  gilt  (ɡɪlt Pronunciation for
(transitive)
  1. to cover with or as if with gold
  2. See gild the lily

  3. to give a falsely attractive or valuable appearance to
  4. (archaic) to smear with blood

Derived Forms

ˈgilder noun

Word Origin

Old English gyldan, from gold gold; related to Old Norse gylla, Middle High German vergülden

Translations for 'gilt'

  • British English: gilt A gilt object is covered with a thin layer of gold or gold paint. ADJECTIVE...marble columns and gilt spires.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: dourado
  • Chinese: 镀金的镀鍍金的
  • European Spanish: dorado dorada
  • French: doré dorée
  • German: vergoldet
  • Italian: dorato dorata
  • Japanese: 金ぱくの
  • Korean: 도금한
  • Portuguese: dourado dourada
  • Spanish: dorado dorada

Example Sentences Including 'gilt'

His mother's voice cried out, reached him in the hall as he passed the great gilt mirror.
Sara MacDonald SEA MUSIC (2003)
Dark, uncleaned oil paintings in heavy gilt frames hung above them.
Robert Wilson THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS (2002)
A four-foot chandelier hung from a high gilt ceiling that rose in a dome over the foyer.
Lawson, Jonell Roses are for the Rich

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