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Gild Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    gild n : a formal association of people with similar interests; "he joined a golf club"; "they formed a small lunch society"; "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today" [syn: club, society, guild, lodge, order] v : decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold [syn: begild, engild] [also: gilt]
Gild Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Gild \Gild\, 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 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 may refer to: Gilding , the application of thin sheets of gold leaf to prepared wood, plaster, metal, etc. An alternative spelling of ...
  • Gilding: when the Romans began to gild the ceilings of their temples and palaces, the Capitol being the first place on which this process was used. ...
  • Gild the lily: Gild the lily is an idiom that refers to wastefully and unnecessarily adding to something that is already perfect. "To gild refined gold ...
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  • Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History: The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, founded in New York by Richard Gilder and Lewis E. Lehrman in 1994 , was set up to ...
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* Ah, Hope what would life be, stripped of thy encouraging smiles, that teach us to look behind the dark clouds of to-day, for the golden beams that are to gild the morrow. - La Rochefoucauld

* A grain of gold will gild a great surface, but not so much as a grain of wisdom. - from Live Without Principle - Henry David Thoreau

* Ah, Hope what would life be, stripped of thy encouraging smiles, that teach us to look behind the dark clouds of to-day, for the golden beams that are to gild the morrow. - Susanna Moodie


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