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[gil-der] /ˈgɪl dər/
a silver or nickel coin and monetary unit of the Netherlands until the euro was adopted, equal to 100 cents; florin.
Abbreviation: Gld., f., fl.
a former gold coin of the Netherlands; florin.
the monetary unit of the Netherlands Antilles and Suriname, equal to 100 cents.
the Austrian florin.
any of various gold coins formerly issued by German states.
Also called gulden.
Origin of guilder
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English gilder, guldren, with intrusive r < Middle Dutch gulden gulden Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for guilder
Historical Examples
  • In these respects, the Hundred guilder print is a striking example.

  • He had visited her twice since then; once at Chauvin's studio and once at guilder's.

  • He would show us everything for a guilder an hour,—for half a guilder.

    Saunterings Charles Dudley Warner
  • There is nothing he likes so well as the feel of a guilder between his fingers.

    The Argus Pheasant John Charles Beecham
  • Is it not charity to offer him half a guilder for that lace?

    The Ghetto

    Herman Heijermans
  • Had you not whined and pleaded for him, he would have taken a guilder.

    The Ghetto

    Herman Heijermans
  • Doesn't she know that he has sacrificed every guilder that he might have had from you?

    The Ghetto

    Herman Heijermans
  • guilder, his senior colleague, got up from the lounge and walked over also.

    Between Friends Robert W. Chambers
  • "One of her engagements just now seems to be to go about with Graylock," said guilder.

    Between Friends Robert W. Chambers
  • The outer and larger coins are three guilder pieces, the smaller ones one guilder.

British Dictionary definitions for guilder


noun (pl) -ders, -der, -dens, -den
Also called florin. the former standard monetary unit of the Netherlands, divided into 100 cents; replaced by the euro in 2002
the standard monetary unit of the Netherlands Antilles and Surinam, divided into 100 cents
any of various former gold or silver coins of Germany, Austria, or the Netherlands
Word Origin
C15: changed from Middle Dutch gulden, literally: golden
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Word Origin and History for guilder

Dutch coin, late 15c., probably from a mispronunciation of Middle Dutch gulden, literally "golden," in gulden (florijn) or some similar name for a golden coin (see golden).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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