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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)

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 "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."