gilt-edged


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gilt-edged

(gĭlt′ĕjd′) also gilt-edge (-ĕj′)
adj.
1. Having gilded edges, as the pages of a book.
2. Of the highest quality or value: gilt-edged securities; gilt-edged credentials.
3. Very wealthy: "Barricades prevented the curious from coming any closer to the gathering of gilt-edged mourners" (Edward Rothstein).

gilt-edged

adj
1. (Stock Exchange) stock exchange denoting government securities on which interest payments will certainly be met and that will certainly be repaid at par on the due date
2. of the highest quality: the last track on the album is a gilt-edged classic.
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (of books, papers, etc) having gilded edges

gilt′-edged`

or gilt′-edge`,



adj.
1. having the edge or edges gilded: gilt-edged paper.
2. of the highest or best quality, kind, rating, etc.: gilt-edged bonds.
[1810–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gilt-edged - of the highest quality or value; "gilt-edged securities"; "gilt-edged credentials"
superior - of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students"
2.gilt-edged - having gilded edges as the pages of a book
adorned, decorated - provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction
Translations

gilt-edged

[ˈgɪltˈedʒd] ADJ
1. (Fin) gilt-edged securitiespapel msing del Estado
2. [book] → con cantos dorados

gilt-edged

adjmit Goldrand, goldumrandet; (Fin) securities, stocksmündelsicher; (fig)solide

gilt-edged

[ˈgɪltˌɛdʒd] adj
a. (Fin) (stocks, securities) → della massima sicurezza
b. (book) → dal taglio dorato

gilt

(gilt) noun
a gold or gold-like substance. a tiny vase covered with gilt; (also adjective) a gilt brooch.
ˌgilt-ˈedged adjective
safe to invest in and certain to produce interest. gilt-edged stocks.
References in classic literature ?
That would indeed be gilt-edged," said the banker, gravely; "but what claim have you to the hand of my daughter?
But a big dinner, with a hired chef and two borrowed footmen, with Roman punch, roses from Henderson's, and menus on gilt-edged cards, was a different affair, and not to be lightly undertaken.
So when she carried the toast to her aunt a little later, it was in the best gilt-edged china bowl, with a fringed napkin on the tray and a sprig of geranium lying across the salt cellar.
It was all very well for Hayward to talk of taking risks, he had three hundred a year in gilt-edged securities; Philip's entire fortune amounted to no more than eighteen-hundred pounds.
Bumble by the gilt-edged lappel of his official coat; 'that's just the very thing I wanted to speak to you about.
said Sam; so saying, he at once stepped into the stationer's shop, and requested to be served with a sheet of the best gilt-edged letter- paper, and a hard-nibbed pen which could be warranted not to splutter.
Here, in gold-embroidered red doublet, jewelled surcoat, and gilt-edged ruff and wristbands, stood Sir Anthony Sherard, with his silver-and-black armour piled at his feet.
said the lady; which, as our friend immediately left us again, was the only other word of importance contributed to the subject till, the next night, by the corner of the hearth, in the best chair, he opened the faded red cover of a thin old-fashioned gilt-edged album.
And so it was, as the time passed, that on occasion his red motor-car carried, in addition to the daily cash, the most gilt-edged securities he possessed; namely, the Ferry Company, United Water and Consolidated Railways.
Little by little he changed his tone when speaking of his "friend," whom Long Jack had christened "the Crazy Kid," "the Gilt-edged Baby," "the Suckin' Vanderpoop," and other pet names; and with his sea-booted feet cocked up on the table would even invent histories about silk pajamas and specially imported neckwear, to the "friend's" discredit.
I had indeed, my dear,' said Mrs Nickleby; 'not including your poor papa, or a young gentleman who used to go, at that time, to the same dancing school, and who WOULD send gold watches and bracelets to our house in gilt-edged paper, (which were always returned,) and who afterwards unfortunately went out to Botany Bay in a cadet ship--a convict ship I mean--and escaped into a bush and killed sheep, (I don't know how they got there,) and was going to be hung, only he accidentally choked himself, and the government pardoned him.
Donnithorne rubbing his spectacles with his white handkerchief, and Miss Lydia opening the large gilt-edged prayer-book.