Meaning of “gild” in the English Dictionary

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"gild" in British English

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gildverb [ T ]

uk /ɡɪld/ us /ɡɪld/

to cover a surface with a thin layer of gold or a substance that looks like gold

literary to cover the surface of something with bright, gold-coloured light:

Sunlight gilded the children's faces.


(Definition of “gild” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)