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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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PRESI'DE, v.i. s as z. [L. proesideo; proe, before, and sedeo, to sit.]

1. To be set over for the exercise of authority; to direct, control and govern, as the chief officer. A man may preside over a nation or province; or he may preside over a senate, or a meeting of citizens. The word is used chiefly in the latter sense. We say, a man presides over the senate with dignity. Hence it usually denotes temporary superintendence and government.

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