Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A craftsman who works with gold and silver to artistically cover an object as in the gold leaf process.
  • n. Alternative spelling of guilder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who gilds; one whose occupation is to overlay with gold.
  • n. A Dutch coin. See guilder.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who gilds; specifically, one who practises gilding as a trade or art.
  • n. See guilder.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone whose occupation is to apply an overlay of gold or gilt

Etymologies

from gild (Wiktionary)
variant of guilder (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The gilder was a Chinese catechumen, and was very anxious to do it well; but he knew nothing of English letters, so each letter had to be cut in paper, and he traced it on the wooden panel.

    Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak

  • Posted January 18, 2007 1: 35 PM jimbo writes: reference, please: george gilder: the end of scarcity, i believe.

    Is Economics All About Scarcity?, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Spend what remaining gilder you have not on the latest stock market good thing but on that new chanter you've always been promising yourself, that true chanter, that chanter which with luck will prove more precious than any Government bail out.

    Consolation from The Piping Times

  • It sounds a small comfort to realise that when they spew their apparently insane educational, social ( "Be your own police officer/Latin master/firescreen gilder!") or fiscal policies, that they do make sense within a certain rarefied stratum – but comfort it is.

    How to learn to live with Tories

  • For his part, Roald could not bear the fact that Liccy was often away filming: he encouraged her to give up this “ruthless, horrible, druggy world” and train as a gilder, so that she could see him more often.

    Storyteller

  • On October 8, 1865, in the Great Synagogue in London, she married Isaac Magnin, born in Assen, Holland, in 1842, a carver and gilder.

    Mary Ann Cohen: Magnin.

  • Catharine, this morning I was practising your death; but methinks I now rejoice that you may survive to tell how the poor mediciner, the pill gilder, the mortar pounder, the poison vender, met his fate, in company with the gallant Knight of

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • Hang him; a gilder that hath his brains perished with quicksilver is not more cold in the liver.

    The White Devil

  • Then a gilder would come in and add the gold leaf, sometimes using a tool to decorate with impressions.

    The Art Thief

  • ‘Gild’ is an old form for ‘gäld’ or a dialectal form of ‘gilla’, and ‘gilder’ and ‘dash’ is not swedish - so I think gilderdash is excellent. perianwyr

    The Techno-Geek Speaks Greek - The Panda's Thumb

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