Gild v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gilded or Gilt (░); p. pr. & vb. n. Gilding.]
1. To overlay with a thin covering of gold; to cover with a golden color; to cause to look like gold. “Gilded chariots.”
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.
4. To make red with drinking. [Obs.]
This grand liquior that hath gilded them. --Shak.
adj 1: having the deep slightly brownish color of gold; "long
aureate (or golden) hair"; "a gold carpet" [syn: aureate,
gilt, gold, golden]
2: based on pretense; deceptively pleasing; "the gilded and
perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility"; "meretricious
praise"; "a meretricious argument" [syn: meretricious, specious]
3: rich and superior in quality; "a princely sum"; "gilded
dining rooms" [syn: deluxe, luxurious, opulent, princely,
4: made from or covered with gold; "gold coins"; "the gold dome
of the Capitol"; "the golden calf"; "gilded icons" [syn: gold,