A gilt statue.
- Gilt is defined as something covered in gold.
An example of gilt is a picture frame covered with gold leaf.
- The definition of a gilt is a young female pig.
An example of a gilt is a girl piglet.
- Gilt, also spelled gild, means to cover something with a layer of gold or gold color.
An example of gilt is painting a statue with 14K gold.
Origin of giltMiddle English gilte from Old Norse gyltr: for Indo-European base see geld
- Covered with gold or gilt.
- Resembling gold, as in color or luster.
- A thin layer of gold or a paint containing or simulating gold that is applied in gilding.
- Superficial brilliance or gloss.
- Slang Money.
Origin of giltMiddle English young sow from Old Norse gyltr
(usually uncountable, plural gilts)
(comparative more gilt, superlative most gilt)
- Golden coloured.
- A young female pig, at or nearing the age of first breeding.
- simple past tense and past participle of gild