gold plate: Meaning and Definition of

gold' plate'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. tableware or containers made of gold.
  2. a plating, esp. electroplating, of gold.


Pronunciation: (gōld'plāt'), [key]
— -plat•ed, -plat•ing.
  1. to coat (base metal) with gold, esp. by electroplating.
  2. to incorporate costly features or refinements into (something) unnecessarily: The engineers were accused of gold-plating the construction project.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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