Gilt, also spelled gild, means to cover something with a layer of gold or gold color.(verb)
An example of gilt is painting a statue with 14K gold.
Gilt is defined as something covered in gold.(adjective)
An example of gilt is a picture frame covered with gold leaf.
The definition of a gilt is a young female pig.(noun)
An example of a gilt is a girl piglet.
See gilt in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME gilte < ON gyltr: for IE base see geld
See gilt in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English, young sow
Origin: , from Old Norse gyltr.
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