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gilded


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gild  \Gild\,  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 
  chariots.''  --Pope. 
 
  No  more  the  rising  sun  shall  gild  the  morn.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  To  make  attractive;  to  adorn;  to  brighten. 
 
  Let  oft  good  humor,  mild  and  gay,  Gild  the  calm 
  evening  of  your  day  --Trumbull. 
 
  3.  To  give  a  fair  but  deceptive  outward  appearance  to  to 
  embellish;  as  to  gild  a  lie.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  make  red  with  drinking.  [Obs.] 
 
  This  grand  liquior  that  hath  gilded  them  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gilded 
  adj  1:  having  the  deep  slightly  brownish  color  of  gold;  "long 
  aureate  (or  golden)  hair";  "a  gold  carpet"  [syn:  {aureate}, 
  {gilt},  {gold},  {golden}] 
  2:  based  on  pretense;  deceptively  pleasing;  "the  gilded  and 
  perfumed  but  inwardly  rotten  nobility";  "meretricious 
  praise";  "a  meretricious  argument"  [syn:  {meretricious},  {specious}] 
  3:  rich  and  superior  in  quality;  "a  princely  sum";  "gilded 
  dining  rooms"  [syn:  {deluxe},  {luxurious},  {opulent},  {princely}, 
  {sumptuous}] 
  4:  made  from  or  covered  with  gold;  "gold  coins";  "the  gold  dome 
  of  the  Capitol";  "the  golden  calf";  "gilded  icons"  [syn:  {gold}, 
  {golden}] 




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