gilt Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “gilt” in the English Dictionary

"gilt" in British English

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uk   us   /ɡɪlt/
covered with a ​thinlayer of ​gold or a ​substance that is ​intended to ​look like it: a gilt ​pictureframe It's not ​solidgold - it's just gilt.


uk   us   /ɡɪlt/

gilt noun (SURFACE)

[U] a very ​thinlayer of ​gold, ​silver, or a ​similarsubstance, used to ​cover the ​surface of something: a ​silver gilt ​crucifix gilt ​lettering

gilt noun (MONEY)

gilts [plural] (also gilt-edged securities) UK specialized a ​type of investmentoffered by the ​government that ​pays a ​fixedrate of ​interest and is ​considered low-risk
(Definition of gilt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gilt" in American English

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giltadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ɡɪlt/
covered with a ​thinlayer of ​gold or a ​substance that ​looks like ​gold: gilt-rimmed ​eyeglasses
(Definition of gilt from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “gilt”
in Spanish dorado…
in Vietnamese vàng mạ…
in Malaysian sepuhan air emas…
in Thai ทองคำ หรือวัตถุคล้ายทอง…
in French dorure, doré…
in German die Vergoldung, vergoldet…
in Chinese (Simplified) 镀金的, 涂金的…
in Turkish altın kaplama, yaldızlı kaplama…
in Russian позолота…
in Indonesian lapisan emas…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鍍金的, 塗金的…
in Polish złocenie…
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