- a silver or nickel coin and monetary unit of the Netherlands until the euro was adopted, equal to 100 cents; florin. Abbreviation: Gld., f., fl.
- a former gold coin of the Netherlands; florin.
- the monetary unit of the Netherlands Antilles and Suriname, equal to 100 cents.
- the Austrian florin.
- any of various gold coins formerly issued by German states.
Origin of guilder
Examples from the Web for guilder
Historical Examples of guilder
In these respects, the Hundred Guilder print is a striking example.Rembrandt and His Works
He had visited her twice since then; once at Chauvin's studio and once at Guilder's.The Orchard of Tears
He would show us everything for a guilder an hour,—for half a guilder.Saunterings
Charles Dudley Warner
There is nothing he likes so well as the feel of a guilder between his fingers.The Argus Pheasant
John Charles Beecham
Is it not charity to offer him half a guilder for that lace?The Ghetto
- Also called: florin the former standard monetary unit of the Netherlands, divided into 100 cents; replaced by the euro in 2002
- the standard monetary unit of the Netherlands Antilles and Surinam, divided into 100 cents
- any of various former gold or silver coins of Germany, Austria, or the Netherlands
Word Origin for guilder
Dutch coin, late 15c., probably from a mispronunciation of Middle Dutch gulden, literally "golden," in gulden (florijn) or some similar name for a golden coin (see golden).