verb (used with object), o·ver·gild·ed or o·ver·gilt, o·ver·gild·ing.
  1. to cover with gilding.
  2. to tint with a golden color: morning sunlight that overgilds the rooftops.

Origin of overgild

before 1050; Middle English overgilden, Old English ofergyldan. See over-, gild1
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