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From be- +‎ gold.


begold (third-person singular simple present begolds, present participle begolding, simple past and past participle begolded)

  1. (transitive) To cover with or as with gold.
    • 1953, Edward Morgan Forster, The Hill of Devi:
      I wore a long dressing gown of palish purple spattered with gold flowers and beneath it a green waistcoat, also begolded, and on my head a fantastic headdress of red and gold; also white trousers; [...]
  2. (transitive) To make like gold; golden.
    • 1907, John Bonner, George William Curtis, Henry Mills Alden, Harper's weekly:
      [...] as the mellowed north winds tone forth their vestal hymns upon rustling leaf-keys; sunsets that bepurple the azure; sunrises that begold the horizon; moonlights that besilver the river? Who would not have of these?