gild and gilding

   Applying gold leaf. See fire gilding (ormolu), oil gilding (mordant gilding), and water gilding. Also see bole, gilt, sculpture, and semi-matt.

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  • Gilding — is the art of applying a thin layer of gold, simulated gold, or other metal to a surface. Products employed may be real gold leaf ranging in karats from 9 up to 24; imitation leaf composition gold, Dutch metal leaf, aluminum leaf, copper leaf;… …   Wikipedia

  • Gilding — Gild Gild (g[i^]ld), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gilded} or {Gilt} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Gilding}.] [AS. gyldan, from gold gold. [root]234. See {Gold}.] 1. To overlay with a thin covering of gold; to cover with a golden color; to cause to look like gold …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gilding — gild ► VERB 1) cover thinly with gold. 2) (gilded) wealthy and privileged: gilded youth. ● gild the lily Cf. ↑gild the lily DERIVATIVES gilder noun gilding …   English terms dictionary

  • Gild — (g[i^]ld), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gilded} or {Gilt} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Gilding}.] [AS. gyldan, from gold gold. [root]234. See {Gold}.] 1. To overlay with a thin covering of gold; to cover with a golden color; to cause to look like gold. Gilded… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gild — ► VERB 1) cover thinly with gold. 2) (gilded) wealthy and privileged: gilded youth. ● gild the lily Cf. ↑gild the lily DERIVATIVES gilder noun gilding …   English terms dictionary

  • gild — gild1 [gild] vt. gilded or gilt, gilding [ME gilden < OE gyldan < Gmc * gulthjan < * gultha (> Goth gulth, GOLD) + * jan, caus. suffix] 1. a) to overlay with a thin layer of gold b) to coat with a gold color …   English World dictionary

  • Gilding — Gild ing (g[i^]ld [i^]ng), n. 1. The art or practice of overlaying or covering with gold leaf; also, a thin coating or wash of gold, or of that which resembles gold. [1913 Webster] 2. Gold in leaf, powder, or liquid, for application to any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gilding metal — Gilding Gild ing (g[i^]ld [i^]ng), n. 1. The art or practice of overlaying or covering with gold leaf; also, a thin coating or wash of gold, or of that which resembles gold. [1913 Webster] 2. Gold in leaf, powder, or liquid, for application to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gild the lily — verb 1. adorn unnecessarily (something that is already beautiful) • Syn: ↑paint the lily • Hypernyms: ↑decorate, ↑adorn, ↑grace, ↑ornament, ↑embellish, ↑beautify …   Useful english dictionary

  • gild — [[t]gɪ̱ld[/t]] gilds, gilding, gilded 1) VERB If you gild a surface, you cover it in a thin layer of gold or gold paint. [V n] Carve the names and gild them. [V ed] ...gilded statues. 2) PHRASE: V inflects If you say that someone is gilding the… …   English dictionary

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