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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Gild
  1. 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.]
  2. To make attractive; to adorn; to brighten."Let oft good humor, mild and gay, Gild the calm evening of your day." [Trumbull.]
  3. To give a fair but deceptive outward appearance to; to embellish; as, to gild a lie.
  4. To make red with drinking.(Obs)"This grand liquior that hath gilded them." [Shak.]

Etymology: AS. gyldan, from gold gold. √234. See Gold

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A formal association of people with similar interests
  2. Decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold

From Old English gyldan (“to gild, to cover with a thin layer of gold”), from Proto-Germanic *gulþijaną, from Proto-Germanic *gulþą (“gold”).

  1. Obsolete form of guild.

gild was also found in the following language(s): Gothic

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Fun Facts about the name Gild

  • When was the first name Gild first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Gild is Sunday, August 8th, 1897.
  • How unique is the name Gild? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Gild. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Gild: Your name in reverse order is Dlig. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ildg. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Gild born Dec 29, 1931

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Sumatra approximately on 1200. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.