Definition of gilt-edged in English:


Syllabification: gilt-edged


1(Especially of paper or a book) having a gilded edge or edges.
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  • Embroidery lay abandoned on a round table along with a book, three gilt-edged porcelain cups still containing tea, and a teapot.
  • The wedding bill will include gilt-edged invites, $300,000 floral displays and a 10-tier cake costing $10,000.
  • Small black-and-white photos accent walls dominated by two gilt-edged mirrors.
1.1Relating to or denoting stocks or other securities that are regarded as extremely reliable investments.
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  • This means more investment in long-dated gilt-edged stock for the greater certainty of returns, and less in volatile equities.
  • But there is another outcome that some in the market cannot discount, and which has caused the recent flurry of interest in inflation-linked gilt-edged stock.
  • Even the largest gilt-edged issues were only a quarter of this size.
1.2Of very high quality.

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