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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, goldenadjective

    having the deep slightly brownish color of gold

    "long aureate (or golden) hair"; "a gold carpet"

  2. gilded, meretricious, speciousadjective

    based on pretense; deceptively pleasing

    "the gilded and perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility"; "meretricious praise"; "a meretricious argument"

  3. deluxe, gilded, grand, luxurious, opulent, princely, sumptuousadjective

    rich and superior in quality

    "a princely sum"; "gilded dining rooms"

  4. gold, golden, gildedadjective

    made from or covered with gold

    "gold coins"; "the gold dome of the Capitol"; "the golden calf"; "gilded icons"

Wiktionary

  1. gildedadjective

    Having the color or quality of gold.

  2. gildedadjective

    Made of gold or covered by a thin layer of gold.

  3. gildedadjective

    Having a falsely pleasant appearance; sugarcoated.

Wikipedia

  1. gilded

    Gilding is a decorative technique for applying a very thin coating of gold over solid surfaces such as metal (most common), wood, porcelain, or stone. A gilded object is also described as "gilt". Where metal is gilded, the metal below was traditionally silver in the West, to make silver-gilt (or vermeil) objects, but gilt-bronze is commonly used in China, and also called ormolu if it is Western. Methods of gilding include hand application and gluing, typically of gold leaf, chemical gilding, and electroplating, the last also called gold plating. Parcel-gilt (partial gilt) objects are only gilded over part of their surfaces. This may mean that all of the inside, and none of the outside, of a chalice or similar vessel is gilded, or that patterns or images are made up by using a combination of gilt and ungilted areas. Gilding gives an object a gold appearance at a fraction of the cost of creating a solid gold object. In addition, a solid gold piece would often be too soft or too heavy for practical use. A gilt surface also does not tarnish as silver does.

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  1. gilded

    Gilded generally refers to something covered in a thin layer of gold or gold paint. Figuratively, it is used to describe something that is made to look more attractive or valuable than it actually is, often hiding its true nature or quality.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gilded

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gilded in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gilded in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of gilded in a Sentence

  1. Robyn Barnard:

    A gilded cage is still a cage, there are locks on the doors, there is no freedom of movement. It is for all intents and purposes a prison.

  2. Heather Thomson:

    Generally speaking, the women that join the show are not self-absorbed, catty, horrible people. They’re birds in gilded cages. They go in there with the right intention, but then you get sucked into this system of what the viewers want, these women are part of a machine that has awarded them and fed them for outrageous behavior. It’s a career. It’s their check. And they do n’t have other jobs outside of it. And so you become a product of the environment of what the fan is looking for.

  3. Mark Twain:

    He would come in and say he changed his mind -- which was a gilded figure of speech, because he didn't have any.

  4. Dr. Jose P. Rizal:

    Fate presented itself to some like a chinese fan--one side black, the other side gilded with flowers. (Noli Me Tangere)

  5. David Guas:

    One fanciful tale traces it to Western European, pre-Christian societies in which whoever found a coin or bean in a special cake was crowned King for the year, whether the story was true or what you believe, Christians have long served King Cakes containing coins or gilded beans for the Feast of the Epiphany or Twelfth Night, a celebration of the visit of the three wise men — the Magi or Kings — to the infant Jesus 12 days after his birth.

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