AskDefine | Define gilt

Dictionary Definition

gilt (See gild)
n : a formal association of people with similar interests; "he joined a golf club"; "they formed a small lunch society"; "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today" [syn: club, society, guild, lodge, order] v : decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold [syn: begild, engild] [also: gilt]gilt adj : having the deep slightly brownish color of gold; "long aureate (or golden) hair"; "a gold carpet" [syn: aureate, gilded, gold, golden] n : a coating of gold or of something that looks like gold [syn: gilding]

User Contributed Dictionary





  1. A thin layer of gold; gilding
  2. money
  3. A security issued by the Bank of England (see gilt-edged)
  4. A young female pig, at or nearing the age of first breeding.


  1. golden coloured


  1. past tense and past participle of gild

Extensive Definition

A gilt is any of the following:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

acting, affectation, appearance, attitudinizing, aureate, auric, barrow, beige, bluff, bluffing, blunt, boar, boodle, brass, brassy, bravery, brazen, bread, bronze, bronzy, bucks, buff, buff-yellow, cabbage, canary, canary-yellow, cheating, chiffon, chips, citron, citron-yellow, clinquant, color, coloring, copper, coppery, cream, creamy, cupreous, cuprous, deception, delusion, dinero, disguise, dissemblance, dissembling, dissimulation, dough, ecru, facade, face, fakery, faking, fallow, false air, false front, false show, falsity, feigning, feint, ferrous, ferruginous, festoons, finery, flaxen, folderol, foofaraw, four-flushing, fraud, frilliness, frilling, frills, frills and furbelows, frippery, front, froufrou, fuss, gaiety, gaudery, gelt, gilded, gilding, gingerbread, gloss, gold, gold-colored, gold-filled, gold-plated, golden, grease, green, green stuff, hog, humbug, humbuggery, imposture, iron, ironlike, jack, kale, lead, leaden, lemon, lemon-yellow, luteolous, lutescent, masquerade, mazuma, mercurial, mercurous, meretriciousness, moolah, mopus, nickel, nickelic, nickeline, ocherish, ocherous, ochery, ochreous, ochroid, ochrous, ochry, oil of palms, ointment, oof, ooftish, or, ostentation, outward show, paste, pewter, pewtery, pig, piggy, piglet, pigling, pinchbeck, playacting, porker, pose, posing, posture, pretense, pretension, pretext, primrose, primrose-colored, primrose-yellow, quicksilver, razorback, representation, rhino, rocks, saffron, saffron-colored, saffron-yellow, sallow, sand-colored, sandy, seeming, semblance, sham, shekels, shoat, show, silver, silver-plated, silvery, simoleons, simulacrum, simulation, sow, speciousness, spondulics, steel, steely, straw, straw-colored, suckling pig, sugar, superfluity, swine, the needful, tin, tinny, tinsel, trappings, trickery, trumpery, tusker, varnish, wampum, wild boar, window dressing, xanthic, xanthous, yellow, yellowish
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