jewel definition

  • noun:
    • A precious rock; a gem.
    • A small normal or synthetic gem utilized as a bearing in a wrist watch.
    • a pricey decoration of rare metal or gems.
    • one that's treasured or esteemed.
    • A precious or semi-precious stone; gem, gemstone.
    • A valuable item useful for private ornamentation, particularly one made from gold and silver and stones; an item of jewellery.
    • Anything considered precious or valuable.
    • An ornament of gown frequently made of a precious material, and achieving enamel or precious stones as part of its design.
    • A precious stone; a gem.
    • An object regarded with special affection; a precious thing.
    • A bearing for a pivot a pivot in a watch, formed of a crystal or precious stone, as a ruby.
    • A precious stone or gem; specially, a gem cut and shaped for decoration or use: as, the jewels of a crown.
    • An article of personal adornment, composed of a gem or gems in a setting of precious metal; also, formerly, any little bit of jewel-work, or a trinket or ornament worn regarding the individual, as a ring, a bracelet, or a brooch.
    • An ornament of precious stones, or material, enamel, etc., worn as a decoration, or as the badge of an honorary order: as, the jewel associated with Garter.
    • A precious stone used in watchmaking, on account of its stiffness and resistance to put on, as where a pivot turns in a socket.
    • An imitation, in glass or enamel, of areal jewel. See jeweled, 3.
    • In colored-glass windows, etc., a projecting boss of cup, occasionally slashed with aspects, introduced within the design to provide variety and richness of result.
    • such a thing of good value or unusual quality; such a thing specially good or dear: often placed on persons as a term of large commendation or tender endearment.
    • an individual who can be brilliant and valuable as some jewellery
    • a precious or semiprecious rock integrated into some jewelry
  • verb-transitive:
    • To decorate with jewels.
    • to suit with jewels.
    • To outfit, adorn, deck, or supply with jewels, as a dress, a sword hilt, or a wristwatch; to bespangle, much like jewels; to bejewel.
  • verb:
    • adorn or decorate with valuable rocks

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