• (RP) IPA: /ˈɡɪldə/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈɡɪldɚ/

gilder (plural gilders)

  1. One who gilds; especially one whose occupation is to overlay#Verb|overlay things with gold.
    • 1609 December (first performance), Benjamin Jonson [i.e., Ben Jonson], “Epicoene, or The Silent Woman. […]”, in The Workes of Ben Jonson (First Folio), London: By Will[iam] Stansby, published 1616, OCLC 960101342 ↗, Act I, scene i, page 532 ↗:
      A lady ſhould, indeed, ſtudie her face, when wee thinke ſhee ſleepes: nor, when the dores are ſhut, ſhould men bee inquiring, all is ſacred within, then. [...] you ſee guilders will not worke, but inclos'd. They muſt not diſcouer, how little ſerues, with the helpe of art, to adorne a great deale.
    • 1735, [John Barrow], “COUCH ↗”, in Dictionarium Polygraphicum: Or, The Whole Body of Arts Regularly Digested. [...], volume II (I–S), London: Printed for C[harles] Hitch and C[harles] Davis […], and S[amuel] Austen […], OCLC 987025732 ↗:
      The leather gilders lay a Couch of water and whites of eggs on the leather, before they apply the leaf gold or ſilver.
    • 1887, Karl Marx, “Division of Labour and Manufacture”, in Samuel Moore and Edward Aveling, transl.; Frederick [i.e., Friedrich] Engels, editor, Capital: A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production: Translated from the Third German Edition, volume I, London: Swan Sonnenschein, Lowrey, & Co., […], OCLC 959604809 ↗, part IV (Production of Relative Surplus-value), section 1 (Twofold Origin of Manufacture), page 327 ↗:
      A carriage, for example, was formerly the product of the labour of a great number of independent artificers, such as wheelwrights, harness-makers, tailors, locksmiths, upholsterers, turners, fringe-makers, glaziers, painters, polishers, gilders, &c. [...] [I]f a number of carriages are being made simultaneously, some may be in the hands of the gilders while others are going through an earlier process.
Translations Noun

gilder (plural gilders)

  1. (archaic, rare) Alternative spelling of guilder
    • c. 1594, William Shakespeare, “The Comedie of Errors”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene i], page 85 ↗, column 1:
      The enmity and diſcord which of late / Sprung from the rancorous outrage of your Duke, / To Merchants our well-dealing Countrimen, / Who wanting gilders to redeeme their liues, / Haue ſeal'd his rigorous ſtatutes with their blouds, / Excludes all pitty from our threatning lookes: [...]

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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