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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gildernoun

    someone whose occupation is to apply an overlay of gold or gilt

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Gildernoun

    Etymology: from gild.

    Gilders use to have a piece of gold in their mouth, to draw the spirits of the quicksilver. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    We have here a gilder, with his anvil and hammer. Notes on the Odyssey.

    I am bound
    To Persia, and want gilders for my voyage. William Shakespeare.


  1. gilder

    A gilder is a person or an artisan who applies thin layers of gold (gold leaf or gold foil) onto different surfaces like wood, stone, paper, or metal as a part of the process called gilding. The purpose is often to provide an appearance of elegance or grandeur. This profession is widely used in art, bookbinding, interior décor, and architecture.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gildernoun

    one who gilds; one whose occupation is to overlay with gold

  2. Gildernoun

    a Dutch coin. See Guilder

Rap Dictionary

  1. gilder

    Gilder Drive is a residential street located in the Midland Avenue and Eglinton Ave. East area of the northeastern suburb of the former city of Scarborough, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 31 Gilder Drive is a 18-story high-rise building and home to an array of new immigrant families, the most prevalent being of Caribbean, African-American, and South Asian descent. It once was known for it's rampant drug activity, but that has since died down, although the presence of the drug trade is fairly evident in that section of Toronto. The prevailing gang in the area is the Gilder Boys, a Tamil orientated street gang made up of mainly teens and young adults. News Man Dies After Scarborough Shooting Police Investigate After 2 Separate Stabbings Obituary

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gilder is ranked #15328 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Gilder surname appeared 1,913 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Gilder.

    59.5% or 1,139 total occurrences were White.
    34.5% or 661 total occurrences were Black.
    3% or 58 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2% or 40 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.4% or 8 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 7 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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Anagrams for gilder »

  1. ridgel

  2. girdle

  3. regild

  4. glider

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gilder in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gilder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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