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gilt-edged

or gilt-edge

[gilt-ejd]
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adjective
  1. having the edge or edges gilded: gilt-edged paper.
  2. of the highest or best quality, kind, etc.
  3. Finance.
    1. (of securities and bonds) of the highest rating or quality; secure.
    2. (of bonds) government backed or guaranteed.
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Origin of gilt-edged

First recorded in 1810–20
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for gilt-edged

noteworthy, curious, wonderful, odd, singular, phenomenal, outstanding, striking, strange, exceptional, notable, uncommon, important, significant, surprising, unique, momentous, rare, impressive, noticeable

Examples from the Web for gilt-edged

Historical Examples of gilt-edged

  • He fetched the Sacred Book, a volume richly bound and gilt-edged.

    Abbe Mouret's Transgression

    Emile Zola

  • This gilt-edged treasure is a fruitful source of conversation.

    Things as They Are

    Amy Wilson-Carmichael

  • "We'll give it to him on gilt-edged paper," finished Dave, with a grin.

  • You see here thirty millions in gilt-edged stocks and bonds.

    The Root of Evil

    Thomas Dixon

  • It is not because it is not gilt-edged, but because of the peculiar situation of it.

    Frenzied Finance

    Thomas W. Lawson


British Dictionary definitions for gilt-edged

gilt-edged

adjective
  1. stock exchange denoting government securities on which interest payments will certainly be met and that will certainly be repaid at par on the due date
  2. of the highest qualitythe last track on the album is a gilt-edged classic
  3. (of books, papers, etc) having gilded edges
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