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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To cover with a thin layer of gold. Also: Any group of people joined together in some work or for some purpose.

Usage examples (36)
  • To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet.
  • G has only the sound of g in give, get: gil ‘star’, in Gildor, Gilraen, Osgiliath, begins as in English gild.
  • For the protection and regulation of this trade the organization known as the gild merchant had grown up in each town.
  • According to what I read in a couple of dictionaries, "gild" means to decorate the outside of something, usually unnecessarily. for more
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  • An art "guild" (organization of craftsmen) might "gild" (apply gold to) a many "gilled" (slits in the side used for breathing) fish.
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