Gild

Gild

(gld), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gilded or Gilt (); p. pr. & vb. n. Gilding.] [AS. gyldan, from gold gold. 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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