- gilman, daniel coit,
- gilt bronze,
Origin of gilt2
verb (used with object), gild·ed or gilt, gild·ing.
Origin of gild1
Examples from the Web for gilt
There was no mistaking this for the gaudiness and gilt of made-for-TV awards shows.
While sites like Gilt may carry many of the same marquee designers, so far, their bargains have not been comparable.RIP Loehmann’s: Another Nail in the Coffin for America’s Middle Class|Keli Goff|February 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ruth Reichl recently took on the role of editorial adviser at Gilt Taste.
Susan LyneChairman, Gilt Groupe Susan Lyne serves as Chairman of Gilt Groupe.Participants in the 2011 Women in the World Summit|The Daily Beast|March 1, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Above a couch, the last supper is rendered in marble and mounted to the wall in a gilt frame.
Be kind enough to add to the tunic, gilt sandals, and a vial of oil to anoint my beard and hair.Thais|Anatole France
She could hardly contain herself, as Ariadne and I had hoped, when she saw the gilt stairs leading up into the study.The Celebrity at Home|Violet Hunt
This frame is covered with painted canvas or fluted silk, finished round the edges with gilt mouldings.Mark Seaworth|William H.G. Kingston
Soon the two observers became interested in a band of sooty-faced chimney sweeps decorated with ribbands and gilt paper.In the Days of Poor Richard|Irving Bacheller
The ginger-bread animals were wonderful,—some horses and dogs with gilt tails and ears most effective.Letters of a Diplomat's Wife|Mary King Waddington
Word Origin for gilt
verb gilds, gilding, gilded or gilt (ɡɪlt) (tr)
- to adorn unnecessarily something already beautiful
- to praise someone inordinately
Word Origin for gild
c.1400, past participle of Middle English gilden, from Old English gyldan (see gild). Also used as a noun with a sense of "gilding" (early 15c.).
Old English gyldan "to gild, to cover with a thin layer of gold," from Proto-Germanic *gulthianan (cf. Old Norse gylla "to gild," Old High German ubergulden "to cover with gold"), from *gulthan "gold" (see gold). Related: Gilded; gilding. Figuratively from 1590s.