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  • n. Used other than as an idiom. a plate made of, or coloured gold
  • n. a thin layer of gold applied to the surface of an object, often by an electrolytic method
  • v. to apply gold plate to an object, to plate with gold
  • v. to incorporate costly or otherwise excessive features or refinements unnecessarily, to over engineer
  • v. to embellish, to extend beyond its intended scope, especially so as to become stifling, or rigid and inflexible

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a general name for vessels, dishes, cups, spoons, etc., made of gold.

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

  • v. plate with gold
  • n. a thin plating of gold on something
  • n. tableware that is plated with gold
  • v. plate with gold
  • v. plate with gold

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