"gild" in the noun sense
1. club, social club, society, guild, gild, lodge, order
a formal association of people with similar interests
"he joined a golf club"
"they formed a small lunch society"
"men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"
"gild" in the verb sense
1. gild, begild, engild
decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold
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