Gild (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gilded or Gilt (); p. pr. & vb. n. Gilding.] [AS. gyldan, from gold gold. &root;234. See Gold.]
To overlay with a thin covering of gold; to cover with a golden color; to cause to look like gold.
No more the rising sun shall gild the morn.
To make attractive; to adorn; to brighten.
Let oft good humor, mild and gay,
Gild the calm evening of your day.
To give a fair but deceptive outward appearance to; to embellish; as, to gild a lie.
To make red with drinking.
This grand liquior that hath gilded them.
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