Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who gilds; specifically, one who practises gilding as a trade or art.
- n. See guilder.
- n. A craftsman who works with gold and silver to artistically cover an object as in the gold leaf process.
- n. uncommon alternative spelling of guilder.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who gilds; one whose occupation is to overlay with gold.
- n. A Dutch coin. See guilder.
- n. someone whose occupation is to apply an overlay of gold or gilt
- variant of guilder (Wiktionary)
“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.”
“Posted January 18, 2007 1: 35 PM jimbo writes: reference, please: george gilder: the end of scarcity, i believe.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“On October 8, 1865, in the Great Synagogue in London, she married Isaac Magnin, born in Assen, Holland, in 1842, a carver and gilder.”
“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”
“Hang him; a gilder that hath his brains perished with quicksilver is not more cold in the liver.”
“Then a gilder would come in and add the gold leaf, sometimes using a tool to decorate with impressions.”
“‘Gild’ is an old form for ‘gÃ¤ld’ or a dialectal form of ‘gilla’, and ‘gilder’ and ‘dash’ is not swedish - so I think gilderdash is excellent. perianwyr”
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