gilding


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gild·ing

 (gĭl′dĭng)
n.
1. The art or process of applying gilt to a surface.
2. A thin layer of gold or a paint containing or simulating gold; gilt.
3. Something used to give a superficially attractive appearance.

gilding

(ˈɡɪldɪŋ)
n
1. (Art Terms) the act or art of applying gilt to a surface
2. (Art Terms) the surface so produced
3. (Art Terms) another word for gilt12

gilding

Covering an object with gold.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gilding - a coating of gold or of something that looks like goldgilding - a coating of gold or of something that looks like gold
coating, coat - a thin layer covering something; "a second coat of paint"
Translations
kultaaminenkultauslehtikulta

gilding

[ˈgɪldɪŋ] Ndoradura f, dorado m

gilding

nVergoldung f
References in classic literature ?
This was done by polishing and varnishing it, and by gilding the carved work of the elbows, and likewise the oaken flowers of the back.
Grandfather, I cannot see any of the gilding," remarked Charley, who had been examining the chair very minutely.
shouted something close by; but no one, except the pewter soldier, saw that it was a piece of the hog's-leather hangings; it had lost all its gilding, it looked like a piece of wet clay, but it had an opinion, and it gave it:
Then he offered many burnt sacrifices to the gods, and decorated many temples with tapestries and gilding, for he had succeeded far beyond his expectations.
In the midst of this avenue was a nobleman, dressed in green and with as much gilding about him as the iron gate, riding on a tall horse.
and the grand hall, with its gilding, its azure, its statues, its pointed arches, its pillars, its immense vault, all fretted with carvings?
The term was coined by writer Mark Twain in "The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today" (1873), which satirized an era of serious social problems masked by a thin gold gilding.
From glitzy gilding to rhinestone-encrusted, we're scramblin' the plain ol' dip-dye into some seriously sparkly shells.
Print Icon's heritage print services have expanded to include on-site gilding in any color or metal effect.
So projects ecologist Paul Gilding in The Great Disruption.
Gilding even got a high-five from Tom "the world is flat" Friedman, right there in the august pages of The New York Times.
To prepare the eggs for gilding, poke a hole into each end of each egg with a needle, and blow out the contents.