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.
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: