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Meaning of "gilt-edged" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GILT-EDGED

gilt-edged play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GILT-EDGED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gilt-Edged is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES GILT-EDGED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Gilt-edged securities

Gilt-edged securities are bonds issued by certain national governments. The term is of British origin, and originally referred to the debt securities issued by the Bank of England, which had a gilt edge. Hence, they are known as gilt-edged securities, or gilts for short. Today the term is used in the United Kingdom as well as some Commonwealth nations, such as South Africa and India. However, when reference is made to "gilts", what is generally meant is "UK gilts," unless otherwise specified. Colloquially, the term "gilt-edged" is sometimes used to denote high-grade securities, consequently carrying low yields, as opposed to relatively riskier, below investment-grade securities. The data collected by the British Office for National Statistics reveal that about two-thirds of all UK gilts are held by insurance companies and pension funds. Since 2009 large quantities of gilts have been created and repurchased by the Bank of England under its policy of quantitative easing.

Definition of gilt-edged in the English dictionary

The first definition of gilt-edged in the dictionary is denoting government securities on which interest payments will certainly be met and that will certainly be repaid at par on the due date. Other definition of gilt-edged is of the highest quality. Gilt-Edged is also having gilded edges.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GILT-EDGED

gillnetter
gillravage
gillravitch
Gillray
gills
gilly
gillyflower
gillyvor
Gilolo
gilpey
gilravage
gilravager
gilravitch
Gilsonite
gilt
gilt-edged securities
gilt-edged stock
giltcup
gilthead
giltwood

WORDS THAT END LIKE GILT-EDGED

acknowledged
deckle-edged
double-edged
edged
feather-edged
fledged
full-fledged
fully fledged
hard-edged
knife-edged
ledged
razor-edged
sedged
straight-edged
two-edged
unabridged
unacknowledged
unfledged
unhedged
unpledged

Synonyms and antonyms of gilt-edged in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «gilt-edged» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GILT-EDGED

Find out the translation of gilt-edged to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gilt-edged from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gilt-edged» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

金边
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bordes dorados
570 millions of speakers

English

gilt-edged
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

- गिल्ट धार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مذهب ذو حدين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

золотым обрезом
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

de borda dourada
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শ্রেষ্ঠ শ্রেণীর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

doré sur tranche
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gilt-edged
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

mündel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

金箔エッジ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

금박 예리하게
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gilt-edged
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mạ vàng lưỡi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தங்க முலாம்-முனைகள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गिल्ट-एज
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kenarı yaldızlı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

taglio dorato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

cenny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

золотим обрізом
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

aurit tăișuri
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επιχρυσωμένο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

prima-
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

guldkantade
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gullkantet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gilt-edged

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GILT-EDGED»

The term «gilt-edged» is regularly used and occupies the 67.569 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GILT-EDGED» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gilt-edged

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GILT-EDGED»

Discover the use of gilt-edged in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gilt-edged and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Gilt-Edged Market
3.3. Market. structure. The gilt market operates within the overall investment business environment in the United Kingdom. As such wholesale market participants are regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA), the central regulatory ...
Moorad Choudhry, Graham "Harry" Cross, Jim Harrison, 2003
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The Gilt-Edged Market (RLE Banking & Finance)
This book was written at a time when the market for government stocks in London, the gilt-edged market of the title, had undergone a period of rapid innovation in the forms of its instruments – index-linked stocks, variable rate stocks, ...
Jeremy Wormell, 2012
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The quest of the gilt-edged girl
Richard de Lyrienne (pseud.) " Sold yesterday to an old clo' man," was the reply. " His address ? " I queried anxiously. I got his address, and left hurriedly. The old clo' man, I found, had sold the coat to a maker of shoddy, whose " devil " had ...
Richard de Lyrienne (pseud.), 1897
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The New England Farmer
I wocld like to know how the "Gilt-edged Butter" is made that is spoken of in the Farmer ? Will some one- that knows how, please inform us? L. K. Fartridob. Braintreel Vt., Dec. 12, 1868. Remarks. — We 6ubmit these inquiries to those who know ...
‎1869
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Gilt-Edged Splendour: Masterpieces in Silver Gilt
A catalogue of beautiful silver-gilt objects from England and France from makers such as Pierre Platel, Benjamin Smith, Jean-Baptiste-Claude Odiot, Martin-Guillaume
Koopman Rare Art, 2013
6
Outlines of Railway Economics
In so far as railway investments are gilt-edged or practically gilt-edged securities, the substitution of the new Government security for the companies' securities would presumably not affect the market in gilt-edged securities. But in so far as ...
Douglas Knoop, 1913
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Gardening
Conqueror, largest gilt-edged, very early and enduring; three and one-half feet. Champion, large, scarlet ; four and one- half feet. Comte de Bouchard, spotted yellow; four feet. Coronet, pure yellow; four feet. Duke of Marlborough, crimson ...
‎1901
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Parliamentary Debates: House of Representatives
When they are paying a very high rate of interest they are not invested in gilt- edged securities. If they are going to be invested in 'lt-edged securities they pay a rate of interest 0 about 4 per cent. Mr. MASSEY—What do you call gilt-edged ...
New Zealand. Parliament, 1908
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Wonderful Wizard of Oz Minibook: Gilt Edged Edition
In this miniature edition you can read the complete text by Lyman Frank Baum (1856-1919) and admire the original illustrations by William Wallace Denslow.
Lyman Frank Baum, 2007
10
How To Read The Financial Pages
Suppose there is some news that might be judged good for gilt-edged stocks (UK government bonds). Speculators who want to profit from a rise in gilt-edged stocks might be inclined to buy gilt-edged futures in the first instance, because they ...
Michael Brett, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GILT-EDGED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gilt-edged is used in the context of the following news items.
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Cook recruits old boys for additional Pompey pre-season fixture
Despite a strong second-half display, Cook's men failed to take advantage of several gilt-edged opportunities and were held to a 1-1 draw. «Portsmouth News, Jul 15»
2
Sudan is the last male northern white rhino in the world
His every move is scrutinised; the texture of his excrement, his temperament of an evening, jotted down in a gilt-edged logbook, kept in an ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
3
Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer to win Wimbledon 2015 final …
Djokovic has a gilt-edged break point. Federer serves boldly and Djokovic's return is netted: deuce. Federer swings a backhand wide, as ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Ajani's Brace Helps Shooting Whip Giwa 3-0
Giwa attempted a second half come-back, but Ocheme Edoh and Gyang Amos were guilty of spurning gilt-edged opportunities. Both sides ... «THISDAY Live, Jul 15»
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Time for Louis van Gaal to give chance to the Manchester United …
Andy Cole missed a gilt-edged opportunity to secure the victory ensuring Blackburn Rovers were crowned as Champions – and with it, a very ... «Sportskeeda, Jul 15»
6
Team Taranaki continue their unbeaten run in the Federation league
Team Taranaki continued to string attacks together but were unable to convert two gilt-edged opportunities from Mosquera and another from ... «Taranaki Daily News, Jul 15»
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Bray continue to defy off-field turmoil with third straight win as fans …
Derry will look back on several gilt-edged opportunities, particularly in the first period, and wonder how they didn't come away with the points. «Yahoo News UK, Jul 15»
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T N Ninan: The republican spirit
Someone living a life as gilt-edged as the Marquis, a representative of the people to boot, is being driven in her Mercedes at great speed down ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
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REPORT: Clachnacuddin 0 Morton 0
But Ton should have taken the win in the final five minutes when McCluskey was presented with two gilt-edged chances. On 84 minutes, he ... «Greenock Telegraph, Jul 15»
10
Saints Edge Out Giants in One Point Thriller
The Giants had blown three gilt-edged chances before a Joe Wardle knock-on five out from his own line presented Saints with a great attacking ... «RLFANS, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Gilt-Edged [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/gilt-edged>. Mar 2021 ».
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