club, social club, society, guild, gild, lodge, order(verb)
a formal association of people with similar interests
"he joined a golf club"; "they formed a small lunch society"; "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"
gild, begild, engild(verb)
decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold
To cover with a thin layer of gold; to cover with gold leaf.
To make appear drunk.
to overlay with a thin covering of gold; to cover with a golden color; to cause to look like gold
to make attractive; to adorn; to brighten
to give a fair but deceptive outward appearance to; to embellish; as, to gild a lie
to make red with drinking
Origin: [AS. gyldan, from gold gold. 234. See Gold.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
gild, v.t. to cover or overlay with gold: to cover with any gold-like substance: to gloss over: to adorn with lustre:—pr.p. gild′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. gild′ed or gilt.—ns. Gild′er, one who coats articles with gold; Gild′ing, act or trade of a gilder: gold laid on any surface for ornament.—Gilded Chamber, the House of Lords; Gild the pill, to do something to make a disagreeable thing seem less so. [A.S. gyldan—gold. See Gold.]
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The numerical value of GILD in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of GILD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A grain of gold will gild a great surface, but not so much as a grain of wisdom. - from Live Without Principle
Ah, Hope what would life be, stripped of thy encouraging smiles, that teach us to look behind the dark clouds of to-day, for the golden beams that are to gild the morrow.
There is a rabble among the gentry as well as the commonalty; a sort of plebeian heads whose fancy moves with the same wheel as these men?in the same level with mechanics, though their fortunes do sometimes gild their infirmities and their purses compound for their follies.
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