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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