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- (uncountable) Gold or other metal in a thin layer; gilding.
- (uncountable, slang) Money.
- 1599, William Shakespeare, “The Life of Henry the Fift”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, prologue]:
- three corrupted men […]
Have, for the gilt of France,—O guilt indeed!—
Confirm'd conspiracy with fearful France
- (countable, finance) A security issued by the Bank of England (see gilt-edged)
- (obsolete, uncountable) A gilded object, an object covered with gold.
- 1864, “Returns of Church Goods in The Churches of the City of Norwich”, in Commission of 6 Edward VI, 1552, quoted in Norfolk Archaeology, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, page 371:
- The parysh of Seint Powle in Norwiche. Thomas Blocke, George Wylson, Churchwardens. Have sold in plate, gylte and parcell gylte, to the summe of iiij ownce, every ownce at the price of iiijs. viijd.
gold or other metal in a thin layer; gilding
a security issued by the Bank of England — see gilt-edged
- Golden coloured.
- simple past tense and past participle of
- 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 89:
- The sun was rising; it gilt the hill tops and gradually threw its lustre over the dark pine forests on the mountain slopes.
gilt (plural gilts)
- A young female pig, at or nearing the age of first breeding.
A young female pig, at or nearing the age of first breeding.
- second- and third-person singular present indicative of gillen
- (archaic) plural imperative of gillen