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gilt

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[ gilt ]
/ gɪlt /
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verb

a simple past tense and past participle of gild1.

adjective

gold in color; golden.

noun

the thin layer of gold or other material applied in gilding.
gilt-edged security.

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH gilt

gild, gilt , guild, guilt

Definition for gilt (2 of 2)

gilt2
[ gilt ]
/ gɪlt /

noun

a young female swine, especially one that has not produced a litter.

Origin of gilt

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First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English gilte, Old Norse gylta
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British Dictionary definitions for gilt (1 of 2)

gilt1
/ (ɡɪlt) /

verb

a past tense and past participle of gild 1

noun

adjective

covered with or as if with gold or gilt; gilded

British Dictionary definitions for gilt (2 of 2)

gilt2
/ (ɡɪlt) /

noun

a young female pig, esp one that has not had a litter

Word Origin for gilt

C15: from Old Norse gyltr; related to Old English gelte, Old High German gelza, Middle Low German gelte
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