Guilder definition

gĭldər
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The primary unit of currency in the Netherlands before the adoption of the euro.
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The former monetary unit of Suriname.
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A former coin of Germany, Austria, etc.
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The currency unit of the Netherlands, comprised of 100 cents, and Suriname.
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The former currency unit in the Netherlands, divided into 100 cents.
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The former currency unit in Suriname, divided into 100 cents.
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The current currency unit in the islands in the former Netherlands Antilles, divided into 100 cents.
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(rare) Gilder.
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The former basic monetary unit of the Netherlands, superseded in 2002 by the euro.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
guilder
Plural:
guilders

Origin of guilder

  • Middle English gilder alteration of Middle Dutch gulden golden ghel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle Dutch gulden (“golden”).

    From Wiktionary