Origin of gilding
verb (used with object), gild·ed or gilt, gild·ing.
Origin of gild1
Related Words for gildingbedeck, adorn, plate, varnish, whitewash, paint, deck, enrich, ornament, brighten, wash, beautify, coat, enhance, overlay, garnish, glitter, grace, embroider, tinsel
Examples from the Web for gilding
Historical Examples of gilding
We rake the grass, and then, gilding refined gold, we sweep it.Tiverton Tales
Previous to this, the light dust should be blown from the gilding, and a feather or a clean brush lightly passed over it.
But a dab of varnish, a touch of gilding here and there, was all that was necessary.Chance
The palisades were of iron, though the tops were tipped with gilding, and they were very high.Rollo in Paris
He supported many monks, he gave largely to the gilding of the pagoda.The Soul of a People
verb gilds, gilding, gilded or gilt (ɡɪlt) (tr)
- to adorn unnecessarily something already beautiful
- to praise someone inordinately
Word Origin for gild
"action of gilding," mid-15c.; "golden surface produced by gilding," 1630s; verbal noun from gild (v.).