Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Ornaments, such as bracelets, necklaces, or rings, especially when made of precious metals set with gems.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Jewelers' work; ornaments made by jewelers.
  • noun The workmanship of a jeweler.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The art or trade of a jeweler.
  • noun Jewels, collectively.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US, Canada Alternative spelling of jewellery.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The term jewelry started from the Latin word "jocale" which means a plaything.

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  • Although in the trailer we barely get to see a glimpse of the ring, the jewelry is already on sale, available in three prices: fashion for $35, fine for $479 and genuine, which is in fact a real diamond ring and costs about $1979.

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  • In 2006, she started what she described as a jewelry line made of trash and recycled materials.

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  • But I've seen tourists and expats dressed like peacocks, strutting their stuff, dripping in jewelry, with all their valuables in flimsy fanny packs or purses and they are neon signs for "please rob me".

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  • But I've seen tourists and expats dressed like peacocks, strutting their stuff, dripping in jewelry, with all their valuables in flimsy fanny packs or purses and they are neon signs for "please rob me".

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  • They included a gun case embroidered with "Sarah" on it sent from Tennessee; a piece of glass elephant jewelry from a California woman, an embroidered cross-stitched blanket entitled "The Special Child" from a Texas woman; and a hand-painted plate with Palin's picture on from a stoneware studio in Kansas.

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  • The jewelry is way under $100 and the bags are about $120 but almost everything is in that range.

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  • Investors that have flocked to gold this year will likely turn to other asset classes for better returns, leaving too few buyers to offset the falloff in jewelry demand, the bank said in a report.

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  • Rachel Zoe's jacket and shoes are Louis Vuitton, jeans are Seven For All Mankind, and jewelry is vintage.

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  • Actors are also avid people watchers, making note of the way they hold their bodies, have done their hair, chosen certain jewelry or items to carry with them.

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  • The British spelling is jewellery.

    November 24, 2008

  • Sandra says, "julary"

    September 12, 2009

  • Simon says take off your jewellery and put it in this bag, then turn around and face the wall.

    September 12, 2009