[syn: gold, golden, gilded]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gild \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
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: having the deep slightly brownish color of gold; "long
aureate (or golden) hair"; "a gold carpet" [syn:
aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, golden]
2: based on pretense; deceptively pleasing; "the gilded and
perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility"; "meretricious
praise"; "a meretricious argument" [syn: gilded,
3: rich and superior in quality; "a princely sum"; "gilded
dining rooms" [syn: deluxe, gilded, grand, 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, gilded]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
54 Moby Thesaurus words for "gilded":
apparent, aureate, auric, beige, buff, buff-yellow, canary,
canary-yellow, citron, citron-yellow, colorable, colored, cream,
creamy, ecru, fallow, flaxen, gilt, gold, gold-colored, golden,
lemon, lemon-yellow, luteolous, lutescent, meretricious, ocherish,
ocherous, ochery, ochreous, ochroid, ochrous, ochry, or,
ostensible, plausible, primrose, primrose-colored, primrose-yellow,
saffron, saffron-colored, saffron-yellow, sallow, sand-colored,
sandy, seeming, specious, straw, straw-colored, tinsel, xanthic,
xanthous, yellow, yellowish