from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The art or process of applying gilt to a surface.
- n. Gold leaf or a paint containing or simulating gold; gilt.
- n. Something used to give a superficially attractive appearance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of gild.
- n. The art of applying gold leaf to a surface
- n. Gold leaf
- n. A coating of gold, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The art or practice of overlaying or covering with gold leaf; also, a thin coating or wash of gold, or of that which resembles gold.
- n. Gold in leaf, powder, or liquid, for application to any surface.
- n. Any superficial coating or appearance, as opposed to what is solid and genuine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The art of overlaying or decorating with gold.
- n. The art or practice of producing the appearance of gilding by the use of other materials than gold. Compare gild, verb
- n. That which is laid on in overlaying with gold; hence, any superficial coating used to give a better appearance to a thing than is natural to it.
- n. A rich golden color imparted to herrings by the use of hard wood only in smoking them.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a coating of gold or of something that looks like gold
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