Definition of


  1. (noun, group) a formal association of people with similar interests
    they formed a small lunch society
    men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today
  2. (verb, creation) decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Gild

  1. O.E. gyldan, from P.Gmc. *gulthianan (cf. O.N. gylla "to guild"), from *gulthan "gold." more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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