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gilt 1

 (gĭlt)
v.
A past tense and a past participle of gild1.
adj.
1. Covered with gold or gilt.
2. Resembling gold, as in color or luster.
n.
1. A thin layer of gold or a paint containing or simulating gold that is applied in gilding.
2. Superficial brilliance or gloss.
3. Slang Money.

gilt 2

 (gĭlt)
n.
A young sow that has not farrowed.

[Middle English, young sow, from Old Norse gyltr.]

gilt

(ɡɪlt)
vb
a past tense and past participle of gild1
n
1. (Art Terms) gold or a substance simulating it, applied in gilding
2. (Art Terms) another word for gilding1, gilding2
3. superficial or false appearance of excellence; glamour
4. (Stock Exchange) a gilt-edged security
5. take the gilt off the gingerbread to destroy the part of something that gives it its appeal
adj
covered with or as if with gold or gilt; gilded

gilt

(ɡɪlt)
n
(Zoology) a young female pig, esp one that has not had a litter
[C15: from Old Norse gyltr; related to Old English gelte, Old High German gelza, Middle Low German gelte]

gilt1

(gɪlt)

v.
1. a pt. and pp. of gild 1.
adj.
2. coated with or as if with gold; gilded.
3. gold in color; golden.
n.
4. the thin layer of gold or other material applied in gilding.

gilt2

(gɪlt)

n.
a young female swine, esp. one that has not produced a litter.
[1300–50; Middle English gilte < Old Norse gylta]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gilt - a coating of gold or of something that looks like goldgilt - a coating of gold or of something that looks like gold
coating, coat - a thin layer covering something; "a second coat of paint"
Adj.1.gilt - having the deep slightly brownish color of goldgilt - having the deep slightly brownish color of gold; "long aureate (or golden) hair"; "a gold carpet"
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
Translations
زخارف ذهبيَّه
pozlacenízlacení
forgyldningforgyldt
aranyozás
gylling
garantuotaspaauksavimaspaauksuotas
apzeltījumsapzeltīts
pozlátenýzlátenie
altın yaldız

gilt

[gɪlt]
A. PP of gild
B. N
1.dorado m
2. gilts (Fin) → papel msing del Estado, valores mpl de máxima confianza
C. ADJdorado

gilt

[ˈgɪlt]
ndorure f
adj [jewellery, frame] → doré(e)gilt-edged stock [ˌgɪltedʒdˈstɒk] n (government-issued)obligation f d'État (= safe investment) → valeur f de père de famille

gilt

ptp of gild
n
(= material)Vergoldung f; to take the gilt off the gingerbread (fig)jdm die Freude verderben
(Fin) giltsmündelsichere Wertpapiere pl
adjvergoldet

gilt

[gɪlt]
1. ndoratura
2. adjdorato/a

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 ?
The gilt on the red ground of the holy picture-stand, and the gilt relief on the pictures, and the silver of the lusters and candlesticks, and the stones of the floor, and the rugs, and the banners above in the choir, and the steps of the altar, and the old blackened books, and the cassocks and surplices--all were flooded with light.
On the dresser were her treasures--a gilt china vase presented to her by Sadie, a calendar issued by a pickle works, a book on the divination of dreams, some rice powder in a glass dish, and a cluster of artificial cherries tied with a pink ribbon.
Welland was considering the effect of bringing forward the large gilt sofa, so that another "corner" might be created between the piano and the window.
I found myself in a salon with a very well-painted, highly varnished floor; chairs and sofas covered with white draperies, a green porcelain stove, walls hung with pictures in gilt frames, a gilt pendule and other ornaments on the mantelpiece, a large lustre pendent from the centre of the ceiling, mirrors, consoles, muslin curtains, and a handsome centre table completed the inventory of furniture.
The fuming censers that the grave boys, in their lace and scarlet, tossed into the air like great gilt flowers had their subtle fascination for him.
Another girl would have kept her baby out of sight, but Tony, of course, must have its picture on exhibition at the town photographer's, in a great gilt frame.
It seems impossible but that those gilt trucks which one had to tilt one's head back to see, now falling into the lower plane of vision, must perforce hit the very edge of the horizon.
By her side there stands a fat tabby cat, with a gilt toy-repeater tied to its tail, which "the boys" have there fastened by way of a quiz.
There were dirty trays, and wine-coolers en permanence on the sideboard, huge dirty gilt cornices, with dingy yellow satin hangings to the barred windows which looked into Cursitor Street-- vast and dirty gilt picture frames surrounding pieces sporting and sacred, all of which works were by the greatest masters--and fetched the greatest prices, too, in the bill transactions, in the course of which they were sold and bought over and over again.
Over the arches let there be an entire hedge of some four foot high, framed also upon carpenter's work; and upon the upper hedge, over every arch, a little turret, with a belly, enough to receive a cage of birds: and over every space between the arches some other little figure, with broad plates of round colored glass gilt, for the sun to play upon.
Then he would turn away to the portrait of his dead Lise, who with hair curled a la grecque looked tenderly and gaily at him out of the gilt frame.
It was the conventional, rather tawdry kind of erection for its purpose: a flattened dome or canopy, gilt here and there, and lifted on six slender pillars of painted wood, the whole being raised about five feet above the parade on a round wooden platform like a drum.