[gil-ding] /ˈgɪl dɪŋ/
the application of .
the gold leaf or other material with which something is .
the golden surface produced by the application of .
something used to create a deceptively pleasing, impressive, or alluring aspect or character.
verb (used with object), gilded or gilt, gilding.
to coat with gold, gold leaf, or a gold-colored substance.
to give a bright, pleasing, or specious aspect to.
Archaic. to make red, as with blood.
gild the lily, to add unnecessary ornamentation, a special feature, etc., in an attempt to improve something that is already complete, satisfactory, or ideal:
After that wonderful meal, serving a fancy dessert would be gilding the lily.
the act or art of applying gilt to a surface
the surface so produced
another word for gilt1 (sense 2)
verb (transitive) gilds, gilding, gilded, gilt (ɡɪlt)
to cover with or as if with gold
gild the lily
to give a falsely attractive or valuable appearance to
(archaic) to smear with blood
a variant spelling of guild (sense 2)
“action of gilding,” mid-15c.; “golden surface produced by gilding,” 1630s; verbal noun from gild (v.).
Old English gyldan “to gild, to cover with a thin layer of gold,” from Proto-Germanic *gulthianan (cf. Old Norse gylla “to gild,” Old High German ubergulden “to cover with gold”), from *gulthan “gold” (see gold). Related: Gilded; gilding. Figuratively from 1590s.
[gil-ee-uh d] /ˈgɪl i əd/ noun 1. a district of ancient Palestine, E of the Jordan River, in present N Jordan. 2. Mount, a mountain in NW Jordan. 3596 feet (1096 meters). /ˈɡɪlɪˌæd/ noun 1. a historic mountainous region east of the River Jordan, rising over 1200 m (4000 ft) /ˈɡɪlɪˌæd/ noun 1. (Old Testament) […]
[gil-ee-uh-dahyt] /ˈgɪl i əˌdaɪt/ noun 1. a member of a branch of the Israelite tribe descended from Manasseh. 2. an inhabitant of ancient . /ˈɡɪlɪəˌdaɪt/ noun 1. an inhabitant of the region of Gilead 2. a descendant of Gilead (the man)
[gi-lelz; Russian gyee-lyils] /gɪˈlɛlz; Russian ˈgyi lyɪls/ noun 1. Emil (Grigoryevich) [ee-mil gri-gawr-yuh-vich,, ey-mil;; Russian e-myeel gryi-gaw-ryi-vyich] /ˈi mɪl grɪˈgɔr yə vɪtʃ,, ˈeɪ mɪl;; Russian ɛˈmyil gryɪˈgɔ ryɪ vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA), 1916–85, Russian pianist.
[jahylz] /dʒaɪlz/ noun 1. Saint, 8th century a.d., Athenian hermit in France. 2. a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “shieldbearer.”. /dʒaɪlz/ noun 1. Saint. 7th century ad, Greek hermit in France; patron saint of cripples, beggars, and lepers. Feast day: Sept 1 2. William Ernest Powell. 1835–97, Australian explorer, born in England. […]