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gild

GILD, v.t. pret. and pp. gilded or gilt.

1. To overlay with gold, either in leaf or powder, or in amalgam with quicksilver; to overspread with a thin covering of gold; as the gilt frame of a mirror.

Her joy in gilded chariots when alive,

And love of ombre after death survive.

2. To cover with any yellow matter.

3. To adorn with luster; to render bright.

No more the rising sun shall gild the morn.

4. To illuminate; to brighten.

Let oft good humor, mild and gay,

Gild the calm evening of your day.

5. To give a fair and agreeable external appearance; to recommend to favor and reception by superficial decoration; as, to gild flattery or falsehood.



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GILD, v.t. pret. and pp. gilded or gilt.

1. To overlay with gold, either in leaf or powder, or in amalgam with quicksilver; to overspread with a thin covering of gold; as the gilt frame of a mirror.

Her joy in gilded chariots when alive,

And love of ombre after death survive.

2. To cover with any yellow matter.

3. To adorn with luster; to render bright.

No more the rising sun shall gild the morn.

4. To illuminate; to brighten.

Let oft good humor, mild and gay,

Gild the calm evening of your day.

5. To give a fair and agreeable external appearance; to recommend to favor and reception by superficial decoration; as, to gild flattery or falsehood.

GILD, v.t. [pret. and pp. gilded or gilt. Sax. gildan, gyldan, geldan, to pay a debt, to gild, and gild, tribute, tax, toll; D. and G. geld, money; Dan. gield, a debt; Sw. gåld. To gild is to cover with gold; G. vergolden; D. vergulden; Dan. forgylder; Sw. förgylla; from gold, or its root, Dan. guul, Sw. gul, Sax. gealew, yellow, connected with Ir. geal, W. golau, light, bright. Class Gl, No. 6, 7.]

  1. To overlay with gold, either in leaf or powder, or in amalgam with quicksilver; to overspread with a thin covering of gold; as, the gilt frame of a mirror. Cyc. Her joy in gilded chariots when alive, / And love of ombre after death survive. Pope.
  2. To cover with any yellow matter. Shak.
  3. To adorn with luster; to render bright. No more the rising sun shall gild the morn. Pope.
  4. To illuminate; to brighten. South. Let oft good humor, mild and gay, / Gild the calm evening of your day. Trumbull.
  5. To give a fair and agreeable external appearance; to recommend to favor and reception by superficial decoration; as, to gild flattery or falsehood.

Gild
  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.

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Gild

GILD, verb transitive preterit tense and participle passive gilded or gilt.

1. To overlay with gold, either in leaf or powder, or in amalgam with quicksilver; to overspread with a thin covering of gold; as the gilt frame of a mirror.

Her joy in gilded chariots when alive,

And love of ombre after death survive.

2. To cover with any yellow matter.

3. To adorn with luster; to render bright.

No more the rising sun shall gild the morn.

4. To illuminate; to brighten.

Let oft good humor, mild and gay,

GILD the calm evening of your day.

5. To give a fair and agreeable external appearance; to recommend to favor and reception by superficial decoration; as, to gild flattery or falsehood.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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