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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. 2017.
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  • "One of her engagements just now seems to be to go about with Graylock," said guilder.

    Between Friends Robert W. Chambers
  • He had visited her twice since then; once at Chauvin's studio and once at guilder's.

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

    The Ghetto Herman Heijermans
  • In these respects, the Hundred guilder print is a striking example.

  • It was worth a guilder, he reflected; and stood waiting just inside the door, his men without.

    The Mercenary W. J. Eccott
  • The outer and larger coins are three guilder pieces, the smaller ones one guilder.

  • A kwartje is a small silver coin worth one quarter of a guilder, or 10 cents in American currency.

    Hans Brinker Mary Mapes Dodge
  • He couldn't do anything else; and he built a fifty guilder bridge to bar the Spider's crawl.

    Held for Orders Frank H. Spearman
  • Caspar promised to follow the advice of Peter, declaring that he would spend every guilder he possessed to aid his object.

    The Ferryman of Brill William H. G. Kingston
  • At every guilder that Constance spent on her swollen household, she felt the old man's rancour.

    Dr. Adriaan Louis Couperus
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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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