gild


gild
1) assuming a yellow phosphorescent colour due to incipient decay in fish. Also spelled guild
2) of full size and weight, said of marketable fish (Scottish dialect). Also spelled gyld and gjild

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Gild — (g[i^]ld), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gilded} or {Gilt} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Gilding}.] [AS. gyldan, from gold gold. [root]234. See {Gold}.] 1. To overlay with a thin covering of gold; to cover with a golden color; to cause to look like gold. Gilded… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gild — [gıld] v [T] [: Old English; Origin: gyldan] 1.) to cover something with a thin layer of gold or with something that looks like gold ▪ a gilded frame 2.) literary to make something look as if it is covered in gold ▪ The autumn sun gilded the lake …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gild — (v.) O.E. gyldan to gild, to cover with a thin layer of gold, from P.Gmc. *gulthianan (Cf. O.N. gylla to gild, O.H.G. ubergulden to cover with gold ), from *gulthan gold (see GOLD (Cf. gold)). Related: GILDED (Cf. Gilded); …   Etymology dictionary

  • gild — ► VERB 1) cover thinly with gold. 2) (gilded) wealthy and privileged: gilded youth. ● gild the lily Cf. ↑gild the lily DERIVATIVES gilder noun gilding …   English terms dictionary

  • gild — gild1 [gild] vt. gilded or gilt, gilding [ME gilden < OE gyldan < Gmc * gulthjan < * gultha (> Goth gulth, GOLD) + * jan, caus. suffix] 1. a) to overlay with a thin layer of gold b) to coat with a gold color …   English World dictionary

  • gild — [ gıld ] verb transitive 1. ) to cover a surface with a very thin layer of gold 2. ) LITERARY if light gilds something, it makes it look golden …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gild — index camouflage, embellish Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • gild — meaning ‘to cover thinly with gold’, has a past participle gilded (The porcelain is gilded by a magma of gold), but the adjectival form is either gilt (gilt tooling / gilt edged securities) or gilded (gilded youth). This word should be… …   Modern English usage

  • gild — [v] embellish, decorate adorn, aureate, aurify, beautify, bedeck, begild, brighten, coat, deck, dress up, embroider, engild, enhance, enrich, garnish, glitter, grace, ornament, overlay, paint, plate, tinsel, varnish, wash, whitewash*; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • gild|ed — «GIHL dihd», adjective. 1. coated with or as if with gold. 2. colored like gold. 3. Figurative. made to appear better than it is. 4. wealthy …   Useful english dictionary

  • gild — be·gild; en·gild; gild; orf·gild; re·gild; un·gild; wer·gild; were·gild; …   English syllables


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