Definition of guilder in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈɡɪldə

noun (plural same or guilders)

1(Until the introduction of the euro in 2002) the basic monetary unit of the Netherlands, equal to 100 cents.
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  • The euro, which replaces the old francs, marks, guilders, pesetas, escudos, drachmas, and lire of the European Union, is not yet five years old.
  • The monetary unit was Dutch guilders and stuivers.
  • Francs, Deutschmarks, guilders, punts, drachmas and pesetas will all have gone by the end of February.
1.1 historical A gold or silver coin formerly used in the Netherlands, Germany, and Austria.
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  • Stevin bought a house at the Raamstraat in The Hague in 1612 for 3800 Dutch guilders (another sign of his high status and wealth).
  • From 1782 to 1788 Dutch banks loaned nine million guilders, which helped salvage American finances.
  • The Elector Palatine in Dusseldorf appointed him as court-painter in 1697, with an annual salary of four thousand guilders, but left him free to sell half his pictures to others.


alteration of Dutch gulden (see gulden).

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