Definitions for DIAMONDˈdaɪ mənd, ˈdaɪ ə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dia•mondˈdaɪ mənd, ˈdaɪ ə-(n.)

  1. a pure or nearly pure, extremely hard form of carbon crystallized in the isometric system.

    Category: Mineralogy

  2. a piece of this substance.

  3. a transparent, flawless or almost flawless piece of this mineral, esp. when cut and polished, valued as a precious gem.

    Category: Jewelry

  4. a piece of jewelry containing a diamond.

    Category: Jewelry

  5. a piece of this mineral used in a drill or cutting tool.

  6. an equilateral quadrilateral, esp. as placed with its diagonals vertical and horizontal.

    Category: Math

  7. a red rhombus-shaped figure on a playing card.

    Category: Games

  8. a card bearing such figures.

    Category: Games

  9. diamonds, (used with a sing. or pl. v.) the suit so marked.

    Category: Games

  10. the infield in baseball. the entire playing field.

    Category: Sport

  11. (adj.)made of or set with diamonds.

  12. having the shape of a diamond.

  13. indicating the 60th or 75th event of a series, as a wedding anniversary.

  14. (v.t.)to adorn with or as if with diamonds.

Idioms for diamond:

  1. diamond in the rough,a person or thing of inherent but uncultivated worth.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of diamond:

1275–1325; < OF

Dia•mondˈdaɪ mənd, ˈdaɪ ə-(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. diamond(noun)

    a transparent piece of diamond that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem

  2. diamond, adamant(noun)

    very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem

  3. rhombus, rhomb, diamond(noun)

    a parallelogram with four equal sides; an oblique-angled equilateral parallelogram

  4. diamond(noun)

    a playing card in the minor suit that has one or more red rhombuses on it

    "he led a small diamond"; "diamonds were trumps"

  5. baseball diamond, diamond, infield(noun)

    the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate

  6. ball field, baseball field, diamond(noun)

    the baseball playing field

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. diamond(noun)ˈdaɪ mənd, ˈdaɪ ə-

    a clear precious stone

    a diamond ring/necklace

  2. diamondˈdaɪ mənd, ˈdaɪ ə-

    a shape with four equal straight sides forming two large angles and two small angles

    ***the red diamonds on a playing card

Wiktionary

  1. diamond(Noun)

    A glimmering glass-like mineral that is an allotrope of carbon in which each atom is surrounded by four others in the form of a tetrahedron.

    The saw is coated with diamond.

  2. diamond(Noun)

    A gemstone made from this mineral.

    The dozen loose diamonds sparkled in the light.

  3. diamond(Noun)

    A ring containing a diamond.

    What a beautiful engagement diamond.

  4. diamond(Noun)

    A very pale blue color/colour.

  5. diamond(Noun)

    Something that resembles a diamond.

  6. diamond(Noun)

    A rhombus, especially when oriented so that its longer axis is vertical.

  7. diamond(Noun)

    The polyiamond made up of two triangles.

  8. diamond(Noun)

    The entire field of play used in the game.

  9. diamond(Noun)

    The infield of a baseball field.

    The teams met on the diamond.

  10. diamond(Verb)

    to adorn with or as if with diamonds

  11. diamond(Noun)

    A card of the diamonds suit.

    I have only one diamond in my hand.

  12. diamond(Adjective)

    made of, or containing diamond, a diamond or diamonds.

    He gave her diamond earrings.

  13. diamond(Adjective)

    of, relating to, or being a sixtieth anniversary.

    Today is their diamond wedding anniversary.

  14. diamond(Adjective)

    of, relating to, or being a seventy-fifth anniversary.

    Today is their diamond wedding anniversary.

  15. Diamond(ProperNoun)

    of modern usage, from the name of the gem.

  16. Origin: From diamant, from diamas, from adamas, from ἀδάμας, from ἀ- + δαμάζω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diamond(noun)

    a precious stone or gem excelling in brilliancy and beautiful play of prismatic colors, and remarkable for extreme hardness

  2. Diamond(noun)

    a geometrical figure, consisting of four equal straight lines, and having two of the interior angles acute and two obtuse; a rhombus; a lozenge

  3. Diamond(noun)

    one of a suit of playing cards, stamped with the figure of a diamond

  4. Diamond(noun)

    a pointed projection, like a four-sided pyramid, used for ornament in lines or groups

  5. Diamond(noun)

    the infield; the square space, 90 feet on a side, having the bases at its angles

  6. Diamond(noun)

    the smallest kind of type in English printing, except that called brilliant, which is seldom seen

  7. Diamond(adj)

    resembling a diamond; made of, or abounding in, diamonds; as, a diamond chain; a diamond field

Freebase

  1. Diamond

    In mineralogy, diamond is a metastable allotrope of carbon, where the carbon atoms are arranged in a variation of the face-centered cubic crystal structure called a diamond lattice. Diamond is less stable than graphite, but the conversion rate from diamond to graphite is negligible at ambient conditions. Diamond is renowned as a material with superlative physical qualities, most of which originate from the strong covalent bonding between its atoms. In particular, diamond has the highest hardness and thermal conductivity of any bulk material. Those properties determine the major industrial application of diamond in cutting and polishing tools and the scientific applications in diamond knives and diamond anvil cells. Diamond has remarkable optical characteristics. Because of its extremely rigid lattice, it can be contaminated by very few types of impurities, such as boron and nitrogen. Combined with wide transparency, this results in the clear, colorless appearance of most natural diamonds. Small amounts of defects or impurities color diamond blue, yellow, brown, green, purple, pink, orange or red. Diamond also has relatively high optical dispersion, which results in its characteristic luster. Excellent optical and mechanical properties, notably unparalleled hardness and durability, make diamond the most popular gemstone.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Diamond

    the name of Newton's favourite dog that, by upsetting a lamp, set fire to MSS. containing notes of experiments made over a course of years, an irreparable loss.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Diamond

    Diamond. A crystalline form of carbon that occurs as hard, colorless or tinted isomeric crystals. It is used as a precious stone, for cutting glass, and as bearings for delicate mechanisms. (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. DIAMOND

    A bright gem the sparkle of which sometimes renders a woman stone-blind to the defects of the man proffering it.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DIAMOND' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3823

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DIAMOND' in Nouns Frequency: #2088


Translations for DIAMOND

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

diamond(noun)

a very hard, colourless precious stone

Her brooch had three diamonds in it; (also adjective) a diamond ring.

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