[ gohld-pleyt ]
/ ˈgoʊldˈpleɪt /
verb (used with object), gold-plat·ed, gold-plat·ing.
to coat (base metal) with gold, especially by electroplating.
to incorporate costly features or refinements into (something) unnecessarily: The engineers were accused of gold-plating the construction project.
Definition for gold-plate (2 of 2)
tableware or containers made of gold.
a plating, especially electroplating, of gold.
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Examples from the Web for gold-plate
Just think of this gold-plate fact: no one knows anything about it.The Art of Disappearing|John Talbot Smith
And the work and sweat Dan had gone through to get that permit, to buy it beg it, steal it, gold-plate it.Martyr|Alan Edward Nourse
"And his gold-plate," continued Merrihew, pleased with the idea.The Lure of the Mask|Harold MacGrath
British Dictionary definitions for gold-plate (1 of 2)
(tr) to coat (other metal) with gold, usually by electroplating
British Dictionary definitions for gold-plate (2 of 2)
a thin coating of gold, usually produced by electroplating
vessels or utensils made of gold
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