the period in the U.S. c1870–98, characterized by a greatly expanding economy and the emergence of plutocratic influences in government and society.
in the US, a period c 1870 to 1898 (or World War I), which was marked by the growth of industry and wealth which supported materialism and political corruption
coined by Mark Twain
in reference to an era in U.S. history, from the novel “The Gilded Age” by Mark Twain and C.D. Warner, published 1873.
- Gilded cage
To be like “a bird in a gilded cage” is to live in luxury but without freedom: “Because the movie star could not go out without being recognized and pursued, she stayed in her penthouse, living like a bird in a gilded cage.” The encumbrances or limitations that often accompany material wealth, as in She […]
[gil-der] /ˈgɪl dər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . [gil-der] /ˈgɪl dər/ noun 1. . [gil-der] /ˈgɪl dər/ noun 1. a silver or nickel coin and monetary unit of the Netherlands until the was adopted, equal to 100 cents; florin. Abbreviation: Gld., f., fl. 2. a former gold coin of the Netherlands; florin. […]
[gild-hawl] /ˈgɪldˌhɔl/ noun 1. . [gild-hawl] /ˈgɪldˌhɔl/ noun 1. (in Britain) the hall built or used by a guild or corporation for its assemblies; town hall. /ˈɡɪldˌhɔːl/ noun 1. (Brit) 2. Also gildhall. the meeting place of a medieval guild
[gil-ding] /ˈgɪl dɪŋ/ noun 1. the application of . 2. the gold leaf or other material with which something is . 3. the golden surface produced by the application of . 4. something used to create a deceptively pleasing, impressive, or alluring aspect or character. [gild] /gɪld/ verb (used with object), gilded or gilt, gilding. […]