What does the word gilt mean?

Usage examples for gilt

  1. The windows were packed with spectators, and the crowds who intended to accompany the pilgrimage were already gathering, with their painted and gilt candles, from every corner of the town. – The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton
  2. Before I could get away from him, he had thrust upon me the small gilt cage he always carried about with him, and had but just now tossed on the ground. – The Fairies and the Christmas Child by Lilian Gask
  3. Her happiness in the walk with her brother and her friend- the pair of them united by her companionship, both of them showing they counted her their comrade- was the nearest to the radiant day before she landed on an island, and imagined happiness grew here, and found it to be gilt thorns, loud mockery. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith