from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A precious stone; a gem.
- n. A small natural or artificial gem used as a bearing in a watch.
- n. A costly ornament of precious metal or gems.
- n. One that is treasured or esteemed.
- transitive v. To adorn with jewels.
- transitive v. To fit with jewels.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A precious or semi-precious stone; gem, gemstone.
- n. A valuable object used for personal ornamentation, especially one made of precious metals and stones; a piece of jewellery.
- n. Anything considered precious or valuable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An ornament of dress usually made of a precious metal, and having enamel or precious stones as a part of its design.
- n. A precious stone; a gem.
- n. An object regarded with special affection; a precious thing.
- n. A bearing for a pivot a pivot in a watch, formed of a crystal or precious stone, as a ruby.
- transitive v. To dress, adorn, deck, or supply with jewels, as a dress, a sword hilt, or a watch; to bespangle, as with jewels; to bejewel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A precious stone or gem; especially, a gem cut and shaped for ornament or use: as, the jewels of a crown.
- n. An article of personal adornment, consisting of a gem or gems in a setting of precious metal; also, formerly, any piece of jewel-work, or a trinket or ornament worn on the person, as a ring, a bracelet, or a brooch.
- n. An ornament of precious stones, or metal, enamel, etc., worn as a decoration, or as the badge of an honorary order: as, the jewel of the Garter.
- n. A precious stone used in watchmaking, on account of its hardness and resistance to wear, as where a pivot turns in a socket.
- n. An imitation, in glass or enamel, of areal jewel. See jeweled, 3.
- n. In colored-glass windows, etc., a projecting boss of glass, sometimes cut with facets, introduced in the design to give variety and richness of effect.
- n. Anything of great value or rare excellence; anything especially fine or dear: sometimes applied to persons as a term of high commendation or tender endearment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who is as brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry
- n. a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry
- v. adorn or decorate with precious stones
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.
(Basic, but all very pretty; the first two are baby alpaca in jewel tones, and the headband is sari silk.)
This was a book written in jewel tones, with silk and polished wood in high places and lacy spider webs and glowing lamps in low.
There, its crown jewel is the city of Hebron, first capital city of the Jewish people and where its patriarchs and matriarchs are buried.
Then the crowning jewel is that OHSU gets ONE dollar of every TWO dollars lobbied from the federal government to put into their own coffers per the SoWhat Agreement.
Attention to details such as layered ruffling, pleating, soft buttery leather, and the sparkle from a jewel is necessary!
He was able to go down into a well and pull up a jewel from the bottom, a jewel that for many people had gotten to be rote, and he could bring it to life.
Slightly less colourful is the X01NK (aka Nokia E61), which is sadly only available in jewel-free silver.