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Meaning of GUILDING

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Guild"ing\, n.
1. The art or practice of overlaying or covering with gold
   leaf; also, a thin coating or wash of gold, or of that
   which resembles gold.

2. Gold in leaf, powder, or liquid, for application to any
   surface.

3. Any superficial coating or appearance, as opposed to what
   is solid and genuine.

{Gilding metal}, a tough kind of sheet brass from which
   cartridge shells are made.

 

 

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