What does the word gild mean?

Usage examples for gild

  1. The nearest it ever came was to gild the north rim of the opening during the middle of the day. – The Lookout Man by B. M. Bower
  2. This mutiny devoid of daring deed Betrays your coward souls, betrays the youth Who tires of victories which gild the arms Of an unconquered chief, and yearns for flight. – Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars by Lucan