There are 2 definitions of gilt in English:

gilt1

Syllabification: gilt
Pronunciation: /gilt
 
/

adjective

  • Covered thinly with gold leaf or gold paint.
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    • With the look of genuine horror he relates how some people even made a living burning old gilt frames for the gold.
    • It was woven and plaited in a manner similar to lace making, then mounted with gold or gilt fittings.
    • The interior of the restaurant is straight out of 1950s Brooklyn - goldish paint, plaster busts and gilt mirrors create a very old-fashioned feel.

noun

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  • Gold leaf or gold paint applied in a thin layer to a surface.
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    • Follow the application instructions for your choice of finish, paint or gilt.
    • Let us peel away some of the layers of gilt and glimpse at some of the failures.
    • Crafted in silver and gilt, the 60-cm high trophy features a golden globe held aloft by three silver columns.

Origin

Middle English: archaic past participle of gild1.

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There are 2 definitions of gilt in English:

gilt2

Syllabification: gilt
Pronunciation: /
 
gilt/

noun

  • A young sow.
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    • The first strategy, used largely with maternal lines that are genetically lean, is to increase the gilt's body fat content during the prebreeding period.
    • Furthermore, fewer postural changes by the gilt may be an advantageous behavior to help lessen the incidence of pre-weaning piglet mortality.
    • Diets for gilts and the breeding herd should contain the better quality feed grains, free from spoilage, molds, and mycotoxins.

Origin

Middle English: from Old Norse gyltr.

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