- adjOf the highest quality.
Government saving bonds are considered by many to be a gilt-edged investment.
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gilt-edged — ˈgilt edged adjective FINANCE gilt edged investments are the safest available, usually in government bonds: • The safest place to put your money is with the government. Over hundreds of years, it has never defaulted on gilt edged bonds. • the… … Financial and business terms
gilt-edged — [ ,gılt edʒd ] adjective 1. ) gilt edged INVESTMENTS are considered to be very safe and reliable a ) used about other things that are very valuable or reliable: a gilt edged promise 2. ) with gold edges: a gilt edged mirror … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
Gilt-edged — Gilt edge Gilt edge , Gilt edged Gilt edged , a. 1. Having a gilt edge; as, gilt edged paper. [1913 Webster] 2. Of the best quality; said of negotiable paper, etc. [Slang, U. S.] [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
gilt-edged — gilt′ edged or gilt′ edge adj. 1) having the edge or edges gilded: gilt edged paper[/ex] 2) of the highest or best quality, kind, rating, etc.: gilt edged bonds[/ex] • Etymology: 1810–20 … From formal English to slang
gilt-edged — /ˈgɪlt ɛdʒd / (say gilt ejd) adjective 1. having the edges gilded: gilt edged paper. 2. of the highest order or quality: gilt edged securities … Australian English dictionary
gilt-edged — [gilt′ejd΄] adj. 1. having gilded edges, as the pages of a book 2. of the highest quality, grade, or value [gilt edged securities]: Also gilt edge … English World dictionary
gilt-edged — adj technical gilt edged ↑stocks or ↑shares do not give you much ↑interest (=additional money) but are considered very safe as they are sold mainly by governments … Dictionary of contemporary English
gilt-edged — /gilt ejd /, adj. 1. having the edge or edges gilded: gilt edged paper. 2. of the highest or best quality, kind, etc. 3. Finance. a. (of securities and bonds) of the highest rating or quality; secure. b. (of bonds) government backed or guaranteed … Universalium
gilt-edged — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ referring to stocks or securities (such as gilts) that are regarded as extremely reliable investments … English terms dictionary
gilt-edged — adjective 1. of the highest quality or value gilt edged securities gilt edged credentials • Similar to: ↑superior 2. having gilded edges as the pages of a book • Similar to: ↑adorned, ↑decorated * * … Useful english dictionary
gilt-edged — UK [ˌɡɪltˈedʒd] / US [ˌɡɪlt ˈedʒd] adjective 1) a) gilt edged investments are considered to be very safe and reliable b) used about other things that are very valuable or reliable a gilt edged promise 2) with gold edges a gilt edged mirror … English dictionary