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, gild
1. (esp in medieval Europe) an association of men sharing the same interests, such as merchants or artisans: formed for mutual aid and protection and to maintain craft standards or pursue some other purpose such as communal worship
2. Ecology a group of plants, such as a group of epiphytes, that share certain habits or characteristics
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A place of assembly for a society of craftsmen or merchants for their mutual assistance; an outgrowth of similar medieval organizations or guilds.
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The Gild is an organization of senior suppliers to the gas industry recognized for promoting good will and natural gas.
The Borough of Birmingham paid pounds 50 for the licence and the Gild of the Holy Cross then built its hall - with its clock and chimes - at the bottom end of New Street, where the Odeon now stands and where King Edward's School used to be.
GILD ranks universities based on the performance of graduating students and graduates on the GILD Software Engineering Aptitude exam.
Gild meetings occur throughout the year at various industry conferences where members congregate.
The GILD Report is the first industry report to analyze the quality of skills possessed by professionals across universities, companies and metro areas in India.
to the fraternity of the Gild of the Holy Trinity in Lavenham to buy lands tenements or rents for a priest to celebrate divine service for ever in the church for the souls of the brothers and sisters of the fraternity [pound]20.
According to Sheeroy Desai, CEO of GILD, "GILD's study of over 1 million skill tests shows the dramatic advances coming out of India, where in some cases engineers are clearly rivaling their counterparts in the US.
It is the only Pater Noster Gild roll to survive and experts at the institute say it is in remarkable condition.
Running for the first time since the beginning of August, Gild was certainly impressive last week.
The membership of the 62-year-old Gild of Ancient Supplers is made up of industry vendors.
Shortly after it was discovered both the inner and middle caskets were transferred to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, while the outer gilded coffin was left behind.
CAIRO - 4 August 2019: The large gilded coffin of King Tutankhamun was transported from his tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor to the restoration center of the Grand Egyptian Museum to be restored.