- To overlay with a thin covering of gold; to cover with a golden color; to cause to look like gold." Gildedchariots." [Pope.]"No more the rising sun shall gild the morn." [Pope.]
- To make attractive; to adorn; to brighten."Let oft good humor, mild and gay, Gild the calm evening of your day." [Trumbull.]
- To give a fair but deceptive outward appearance to; to embellish; as, to gild a lie.
- To make red with drinking.(Obs)"This grand liquior that hath gilded them." [Shak.]
Etymology: AS. gyldan, from gold gold. √234. See Gold