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3 definitions found
 for gilded
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gild \Gild\ (g[i^]ld), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gilded or Gilt
     (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gilding.] [AS. gyldan, from gold gold.
     [root]234. See Gold.]
     1. To overlay with a thin covering of gold; to cover with a
        golden color; to cause to look like gold. "Gilded
        chariots." --Pope.
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              No more the rising sun shall gild the morn. --Pope.
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     2. To make attractive; to adorn; to brighten.
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              Let oft good humor, mild and gay,
              Gild the calm evening of your day.    --Trumbull.
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     3. To give a fair but deceptive outward appearance to; to
        embellish; as, to gild a lie. --Shak.
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     4. To make red with drinking. [Obs.]
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              This grand liquior that hath gilded them. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  gilded
      adj 1: having the deep slightly brownish color of gold; "long
             aureate (or golden) hair"; "a gold carpet" [syn:
             aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, golden]
      2: based on pretense; deceptively pleasing; "the gilded and
         perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility"; "meretricious
         praise"; "a meretricious argument" [syn: gilded,
         meretricious, specious]
      3: rich and superior in quality; "a princely sum"; "gilded
         dining rooms" [syn: deluxe, gilded, grand, luxurious,
         opulent, princely, sumptuous]
      4: made from or covered with gold; "gold coins"; "the gold dome
         of the Capitol"; "the golden calf"; "gilded icons" [syn:
         gold, golden, gilded]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  54 Moby Thesaurus words for "gilded":
     apparent, aureate, auric, beige, buff, buff-yellow, canary,
     canary-yellow, citron, citron-yellow, colorable, colored, cream,
     creamy, ecru, fallow, flaxen, gilt, gold, gold-colored, golden,
     lemon, lemon-yellow, luteolous, lutescent, meretricious, ocherish,
     ocherous, ochery, ochreous, ochroid, ochrous, ochry, or,
     ostensible, plausible, primrose, primrose-colored, primrose-yellow,
     saffron, saffron-colored, saffron-yellow, sallow, sand-colored,
     sandy, seeming, specious, straw, straw-colored, tinsel, xanthic,
     xanthous, yellow, yellowish
  
  

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