gold plate

gold plate
1. noun
a) a plate made of, or coloured gold
b) a thin layer of gold applied to the surface of an object, often by an electrolytic method
2. verb
a) to apply gold plate to an object, to plate with gold
b) to incorporate costly or otherwise excessive features or refinements unnecessarily, to over engineer

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  • Gold plate — Gold Gold (g[=o]ld), n. [AS. gold; akin to D. goud, OS. & G. gold, Icel. gull, Sw. & Dan. guld, Goth. gul[thorn], Russ. & OSlav. zlato; prob. akin to E. yellow. [root]49, 234. See {Yellow}, and cf. {Gild}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Chem.) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gold plate — ► NOUN 1) a thin layer of gold applied as a coating to another metal. 2) plates, dishes, etc. made of or plated with gold. ► VERB (gold plate) ▪ cover with gold plate …   English terms dictionary

  • gold plate — n. 1. tableware made of or plated with gold 2. a plating of or with gold [a pen with accents in gold plate] …   English World dictionary

  • gold-plate — [gōld′plāt΄] vt. gold plated, gold plating to coat with gold, esp. by electroplating …   English World dictionary

  • gold plate — gold′ plate′ n. 1) tableware or containers made of gold 2) a plating, esp. electroplating, of gold …   From formal English to slang

  • gold-plate — verb plate with gold goldplate a watch • Syn: ↑goldplate, ↑gold plate • Derivationally related forms: ↑gold plate (for: ↑gold plate), ↑gold plate, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gold plate — I noun 1. tableware that is plated with gold • Derivationally related forms: ↑goldplate, ↑gold plate • Hypernyms: ↑tableware 2. a thin plating of gold on something • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gold plate — noun 1》 a thin layer of gold applied as a coating to another metal. 2》 plates, dishes, etc. made of or plated with gold. verb (gold plate) cover with gold plate …   English new terms dictionary

  • gold plate — /goʊld ˈpleɪt/ (say gohld playt) noun 1. a plating, especially electroplating, of gold. 2. articles and utensils collectively, especially tableware, of gold plate or, formerly, solid gold …  

  • gold plate — noun (U) 1 a layer of gold on top of another metal 2 dishes, spoons etc made of gold gold plated adjective: Is it solid gold or gold plated? …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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