gilding gilding  /ˈɡɪl dɪŋ/


  • (n) a coating of gold or of something that looks like gold


  1. Wynn has become the anti-Trump, hiding the bling, de-gilding the chandeliers, putting the Ferrari dealership in the back.
  2. We think our gilding dazzles them, though we ignore their own gilding when choosing our friends and mates.
  3. Aspen trees are gilding, and a few fly fishermen wade into the river.


  1. Gold for Colorado Capitol dome back from Italy

    DENVER (AP) — The gold that will be used to replace the gilding on the state Capitol dome is back in Colorado after being transformed into gold leaf in Italy.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Fort Collins Coloradoan

  2. Gold leaves for Colorado Capitol building dome return from Italy

    It took only a day to mine and three months to mill, but it will be another year before the public gets a full view of the gold gilding the Capitol dome.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Denver Post

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  1. "We know already that the drought has taken up to three-quarters to one per cent of our growth. The longer it goes on the harder the impact," Mr Howard said. "These are just stark facts. I'm not gilding the lilly. I wish I had another story....
    on Apr 18, 2007 By: John Howard Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  2. Carell's grace under pressure - all the abuse and the birds and the ark-building, which Shadyac claimed Carell can actually do ("He's gilding the lily on that one," Carell said) - earned the admiration of his co-stars.
    on Jun 14, 2007 By: Steve Carell Source: Newsday

  3. The latter is a cruder way of saying what my hero Benjamin Franklin wrote for his epitaph, "The body of B. Franklin, Printer, (Like the Cover of an Old Book, Its Contents torn Out, And Stript of its Lettering and Gilding), Lies Here, Food for Worms....
    on Jul 28, 2008 By: Benjamin Franklin Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

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