Associations to the word «Gilt»

Wiktionary

GILT, noun. (uncountable) Gold or other metal in a thin layer; gilding.
GILT, noun. (uncountable) (slang) Money.
GILT, noun. (countable) (finance) A security issued by the Bank of England (see gilt-edged)
GILT, adjective. Golden coloured.
GILT, noun. A young female pig, at or nearing the age of first breeding.
GILT, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of gild

Dictionary definition

GILT, noun. A coating of gold or of something that looks like gold.
GILT, adjective. Having the deep slightly brownish color of gold; "long aureate (or golden) hair"; "a gold carpet".

Wise words

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