verb (used with object), gild·ed or gilt, gild·ing.
Origin of gild1
Related formsgild·a·ble, adjective
Definition for gild (2 of 3)
Definition for gild (3 of 3)
Origin of guild
Examples from the Web for gild
Nowadays some chafing dish show-offs try to gild the Golden Buck with dashes of ginger and spice.The Complete Book of Cheese|Robert Carlton Brown
The present Gild differed from the earlier foundations in being deliberately created by royal charter.The Influence and Development of English Gilds|Francis Aiden Hibbert
The error is attributable to one of two causes; an ambition to 'gild refined gold,' or unpardonable carelessness.
If you will forget what is past, we will gild you over brighter again than before.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 1 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
I cannot possibly resolve with myself to tell him openly he is a thief; but I'll gild the pill for him to swallow.Dryden's Works Vol. 3 (of 18)|John Dryden
British Dictionary definitions for gild (1 of 3)
verb gilds, gilding, gilded or gilt (ɡɪlt) (tr)
- to adorn unnecessarily something already beautiful
- to praise someone inordinately