Meaning of gild


Pronunciation: (gild), [key]
— gild•ed gilt, gild•ing.
  1. to coat with gold, gold leaf, or a gold-colored substance.
  2. to give a bright, pleasing, or specious aspect to.
  3. to make red, as with blood.
  4. to add unnecessary ornamentation, a special feature, etc., in an attempt to improve something that is already complete, satisfactory, or ideal: After that wonderful meal, serving a fancy dessert would be gilding the lily.


Pronunciation: (gild), [key]
— n.
  1. guild.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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