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- v. To cover with gilding.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To gild over; to varnish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cover with gilding: as, to overgild the carving of a piece of furniture.
From Middle English overgilden, from Old English ofergyldan ("to encase, overlay, or adorn with gold"), from Proto-Germanic *uber (“over”) + *gulþijanan (“to deck with gold”), equivalent to over- + gild. (Wiktionary)