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gilder

2 [gil-der]
noun
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gild1 (ɡɪld)
 
vb , gilds, gilding, gilded, gilt
1.  to cover with or as if with gold
2.  gild the lily
 a.  to adorn unnecessarily something already beautiful
 b.  to praise someone inordinately
3.  to give a falsely attractive or valuable appearance to
4.  archaic to smear with blood
 
[Old English gyldan, from goldgold; related to Old Norse gylla, Middle High German vergülden]
 
'gilder1
 
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gilder (ˈɡɪldə)
 
n
a variant spelling of guilder

guilder, gilder or gulden (ˈɡɪldə)
 
n , pl -ders, -der, -dens, -den
1.  Also called: florin the former standard monetary unit of the Netherlands, divided into 100 cents; replaced by the euro in 2002
2.  the standard monetary unit of the Netherlands Antilles and Surinam, divided into 100 cents
3.  any of various former gold or silver coins of Germany, Austria, or the Netherlands
 
[C15: changed from Middle Dutch gulden, literally: golden]
 
gilder, gilder or gulden
 
n
 
[C15: changed from Middle Dutch gulden, literally: golden]
 
gulden, gilder or gulden
 
n
 
[C15: changed from Middle Dutch gulden, literally: golden]

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