- 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
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 and History 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).