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gild (GILD) (verb)
1. To cover with gold or gold coloring: The jeweler was able to gild the antique necklace for her customer.
2. To give an often deceptively attractive or improved appearance to something: In order to sell his house quickly, the owner decided to gild the front door with a new coat of paint in order to cover up the nicks and scratches.
guild (GILD) (noun)
An association of persons of the same trade or pursuits, formed to protect mutual interests and maintain standards: The bakers’ guild met every month to determine the price of bread.

The ancient guild of gold workers struggled hard to perfect a secret formula with which to gild the base metal with gold.