To overlay with a thin covering of gold; to cover with a golden color; to cause to look like gold.
- To cover with or as if with a thin layer of gold.
- To give an often deceptively attractive or improved appearance to.
- Archaic To smear with blood.
- gild the lily To adorn unnecessarily something already beautiful.
- gild the lily To make superfluous additions to what is already complete.
- Variant of guild.