American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. A past tense and a past participle of gild1.
- adj. Covered with gold or gilt.
- adj. Resembling gold, as in color or luster.
- n. A thin layer of gold or something simulating gold that is applied in gilding.
- n. Superficial brilliance or gloss.
- n. Slang Money.
- n. A young sow that has not farrowed.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Preterit of gild.
- Of the color of gold; bright-yellow.
- n. The material used in gilding.
- An obsolete variant of gild.
- n. Money; geld.
- n. A young female pig.
- n. A Middle English form of guilt.
- n. One of a class of thieves.
- A simplified spelling of guilt.
- n. In archery, the innermost circle of the target; the gold.
- n. uncountable Gold or other metal in a thin layer; gilding.
- n. uncountable, slang Money.
- n. countable, finance A security issued by the Bank of England (see gilt-edged)
- adj. golden coloured
- n. A young female pig, at or nearing the age of first breeding.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of gild.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A female pig, when young.
- imp. & p. p. of gild.
- Gilded; covered with gold; of the color of gold; golden yellow.
- n. Gold, or that which resembles gold, laid on the surface of a thing; gilding.
- n. obsolete Money.
- adj. having the deep slightly brownish color of gold
- n. a coating of gold or of something that looks like gold
- See geld. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, young sow, from Old Norse gyltr. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Queller had the first variety in gilt, meaning that it is gold-plated, and the second variety in copper.”
“A Qing dynasty yellow-ground vase, decorated with flowers and edged in gilt, broke the world record for the most expensive single piece of Chinese art sold, at $32.5 million.”
“It was a heavy, leather-bound folio, the spine facing the audience, with the title The Rime of the Ancient Mariner etched in gilt onto it.”
“Home-made chocolate truffles and amandines – an almond sweet – sit in gilt bowls, and slices of summer fruit glow gently in glass.”
“The originals hung in gilt frames in the grandest museums in the world, and tourists made pilgrimages to see them.”
“BELVOIR: Ah well-a-day for the poor gentlemen in gilt coaches.”
“If you're interested in gilt-edged accuracy, this is the one.”
“It requires the income derived from £2,000 in gilt edged securities to maintain a family in idleness.”
“That gentleman puts upon the back of his books the letters very much bolder than brass, in gilt, "Canada as It Is.”
“We now have our special committee, and our room, with "Woman Suffrage" in gilt letters, over the door.”
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