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 (go͞ol′dən, go͝ol′-)
n. pl. gul·dens or gulden
A guilder.

[Middle English, from Dutch gulden (florijn), golden (florin), from Middle Dutch; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]


n, pl -dens or -den
(Currencies) a variant of guilder


(ˈgɪl dər)

1. the basic currency of the Netherlands, which has a fixed value relative to the euro.
2. the basic monetary unit of the Netherlands Antilles and Suriname.
3. a former gold coin of the Netherlands; florin.
4. the Austrian florin.
5. any of various gold coins formerly issued by German states.
Also called gulden.
[1425–75; < Middle Dutch gulden gulden]
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Noun1.gulden - the basic unit of money in Surinamegulden - the basic unit of money in Suriname; equal to 100 cents
Surinamese monetary unit - monetary unit in Suriname
2.gulden - formerly the basic unit of money in the Netherlands; equal to 100 cents
cent - a fractional monetary unit of several countries
Dutch monetary unit - monetary unit in the Netherlands
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Polina seemed furious when I handed her only 700 gulden, for she had thought to receive from Paris, as the proceeds of the pledging of her diamonds, at least 2000 gulden, or even more.
Just as it is for Ellen, it is easy at first for the viewer to resist taking a great personal interest in the Guldens and their unremarkable home life.
American Home Foods' Guldens Mustard, for its Labor Day promotion, will release a Guldens Cookbook "to hype the fact that you can use Guldens as a cooking ingredient,' says Brian Reid, assistant product manager.