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Definition of "sapphire" [sap•phire]

  • A clear hard variety of corundum used as a gemstone that is usually blue but may be any color except red. (noun)
  • A corundum gem. (noun)
  • The blue color of a gem sapphire. (noun)
  • Made of or resembling a gem sapphire. (adjective)
  • Having the color of a blue sapphire. (adjective)

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 "sapphire" in a sentence
  • "You will find me in sapphire, emerald, amethyst, ruby and gold colors."
  • "Amazon customers 'most-wished for gadgets included the Wii Fit and a mini notebook computer from Acer (the Aspire 8. 9-inch in sapphire blue)."
  • "Instead of drab metal, the seats are comfortable L-shaped sofas in sapphire blue."