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Definition of "jewel" []

  • A precious stone; a gem. (noun)
  • A small natural or artificial gem used as a bearing in a watch. (noun)
  • A costly ornament of precious metal or gems. (noun)
  • One that is treasured or esteemed. (noun)
  • To adorn with jewels. (verb-transitive)
  • A precious or semiprecious stone; gem (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A person or thing resembling a jewel in preciousness, brilliance, etc (noun)
  • A gemstone, often synthetically produced, used as a bearing in a watch (noun)
  • A piece of jewellery (noun)
  • An ornamental glass boss, sometimes faceted, used in stained glasswork (noun)
  • To fit or decorate with a jewel or jewels (verb)

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Use "jewel" in a sentence
  • "III.i. 136 (378,7) [my in-cony Jew] [W. jewel] I know not whether it be fit, however specious, to change _Jew_ to _jewel_."
  • "Another jewel is the writing of Andrew Drilon in "White"."
  • "She remembered alabaster walls bedecked in jewel-framed portraits and detailed landscapes."