or gil·der

[ gil-der ]
/ ˈgɪl dər /


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

1425–75; late Middle English gilder, guldren, with intrusive r < Middle Dutch gulden gulden
Also called gulden. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for guilder


gilder gulden

/ (ˈɡɪldə) /

noun plural -ders, -der, -dens or -den

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

C15: changed from Middle Dutch gulden, literally: golden
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