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]
- golden coloured
- past tense and past participle of gild
A gilt is any of the following:
- A thin covering of gold. See gilding.
- A government bond issued in the UK for HM Treasury by the UK Debt Management Office. The term stems from the initial practice of producing government bond certificates with gold edges, hence 'gilt-edged'. See gilts.
- Gilt (pig) - An immature female pig which has birthed fewer than two litters.
- Gilt, an album by Machines of Loving Grace.
- Reacher Gilt, chairman of the Grand Trunk Semaphore Company in Going Postal, part of Terry Pratchett's Discworld series.
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