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gild



Pronunciation: (gild), [key]
v.t., gild•ed or gilt, gild•ing.
1. to coat with gold, gold leaf, or a gold-colored substance.
2. to give a bright, pleasing, or specious aspect to.
3. Archaic.to make red, as with blood.
4. gild the lily, to add unnecessary ornamentation, a special feature, etc., in an attempt to improve something that is already complete, satisfactory, or ideal: After that wonderful meal, serving a fancy dessert would be gilding the lily.

gild



Pronunciation: (gild), [key]
n.
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Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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