gilt

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Cf. gold and German Geld

Noun[edit]

gilt (usually uncountable, plural gilts)

  1. (uncountable) Gold or other metal in a thin layer; gilding.
  2. (uncountable, slang) Money.
  3. (countable, finance) A security issued by the Bank of England (see gilt-edged)
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gilt (comparative more gilt, superlative most gilt)

  1. Golden coloured.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 10, Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      The Jones man was looking at her hard. Now he reached into the hatch of his vest and fetched out a couple of cigars, everlasting big ones, with gilt bands on them.
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Etymology 2[edit]

See geld.

Noun[edit]

gilt (plural gilts)

  1. A young female pig, at or nearing the age of first breeding.
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gilt

  1. simple past tense and past participle of gild

Dutch[edit]

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gilt

  1. second- and third-person singular present indicative of gillen
  2. plural imperative of gillen

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German[edit]

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gilt

  1. Third-person singular present of gelten.