Gild

Definition of Gild

Pronunciation: gĭld
v. t.1.To overlay with a thin covering of gold; to cover with a golden color; to cause to look like gold.
[imp. & p. p. Gilded or Gilt ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Gilding.]
No more the rising sun shall gild the morn.
- Pope.
2.To make attractive; to adorn; to brighten.
Let oft good humor, mild and gay,
Gild the calm evening of your day.
- Trumbull.
3.To give a fair but deceptive outward appearance to; to embellish; as, to gild a lie.
4.To make red with drinking.
This grand liquior that hath gilded them.
- Shak.

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