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Definition of "gem" []

  • A pearl or mineral that has been cut and polished for use as an ornament. (noun)
  • Something that is valued for its beauty or perfection: a little gem of a book. (noun)
  • A beloved or highly prized person. (noun)
  • A type of muffin. (noun)
  • To adorn with or as if with precious or semiprecious stones. (verb-transitive)

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.

Use "gem" in a sentence
  • "This gem is a rock that comprises numerous minerals including Charoite."
  • "This gem is about a man that just wants to find out how the book ends."
  • "This gem is the most challenging to obtain, as it is the legal document that establishes the company where you intend to work."