- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɡɪldə/
Audio (RP) (file)
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɡɪldɚ/
- Homophone: gilder
- Rhymes: -ɪldə(ɹ)
- Hyphenation: guild‧er
guilder (plural guilders)
- The former currency unit in the Netherlands, divided into 100 cents.
- 1621, Orders and Articles Granted by the High and Mightie Lords the States General of the Vnited Provinces, Concerning the Erecting of a VVest Indian Companie: Together with the Priuiledges and Rights Giuen vnto the Same, [London: s.n.], OCLC 84756820, clause 13:
- [N]one ſhall be choſen to be a Commiſſioner in the Court at Amſterdam, vnleſſe he put ſix thouſand gilders ſtocke of his owne in the ſaid Companie; [...]
- 1743, [Henry Lawson], “The Manner in which Strangers Live at the Hague”, in A Description of Holland: Or, The Present State of the United Provinces. […], London: Printed for J. and P. Knapton, […], OCLC 1015399949, page 208:
- On the Spuy is a good Dutch Inn, called the Hoff van Utrecht. The Price is a Gilder a Day, or a Shilling for the Dinner only.
- The former currency unit in Suriname, divided into 100 cents.
- The current currency unit in the islands in the former Netherlands Antilles, divided into 100 cents.
- Obsolete spelling of
- 1609 December (first performance), Benjamin Jonson [i.e., Ben Jonson], “Epicoene, or The Silent Woman. […]”, in The Workes of Ben Jonson (First Folio), London: By Will[iam] Stansby, published 1616, OCLC 960101342, Act I, scene i, page 532:
- A lady ſhould, indeed, ſtudie her face, when wee thinke ſhee ſleepes: nor, when the dores are ſhut, ſhould men bee inquiring, all is ſacred within, then. [...] you ſee guilders will not worke, but inclos'd. They muſt not diſcouer, how little ſerues, with the helpe of art, to adorne a great deale.
- gilder (rare)
unit of currency
gilder — see gilder