art highly prized for its beauty or perfection
gem, gemstone, stone(noun)
a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry
"he had the gem set in a ring for his wife"; "she had jewels made of all the rarest stones"
a person who is as brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry
a sweet quick bread baked in a cup-shaped pan
jewel, gem, precious stone(noun)
a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry
A precious stone, usually of substantial monetary value or prized for its beauty or shine.
any precious or highly valued thing or person
She's an absolute gem.
a gemma or leaf-bud
a type of geometrid moth, Orthonama obstipata
A package containing programs or libraries for the Ruby programming language.
To adorn with, or as if with, gems.
A native or resident of the American state of Idaho.
Origin: ġimm, from gemma; refashioned in Middle English under the influence of Old French gemme
a precious stone of any kind, as the ruby, emerald, topaz, sapphire, beryl, spinel, etc., especially when cut and polished for ornament; a jewel
anything of small size, or expressed within brief limits, which is regarded as a gem on account of its beauty or value, as a small picture, a verse of poetry, a witty or wise saying
to put forth in the form of buds
to adorn with gems or precious stones
to embellish or adorn, as with gems; as, a foliage gemmed with dewdrops
Origin: [OE. gemme precious stone, F. gemme, fr. L. gemma a precious stone, bud.]
Gem is a city in Thomas County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 88.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
jem, n. any precious stone, esp. when cut: anything extremely valuable or attractive, a treasure.—v.t. (obs.) to bud: to adorn with gems: to bespangle:—pr.p. gem′ming; pa.p. gemmed.—ns. Gem′-cut′ting, the art of cutting and polishing precious stones; Gem′-engrav′ing, the art of engraving figures on gems.—adj. Gem′meous, pertaining to gems.—n. Gem′mery, gems generally.—adj. Gem′my, full of gems, brilliant. [A.S. gim; Old High Ger. gimma—L. gemma, a bud.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A breakfast muffin. With the newly married, syn. for "a precious stone."
The numerical value of GEM in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of GEM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man perfected without trials.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, not a man perfected without trials.
I think this is a true community gem and really so thrilled that this will be landmarked and preserved.
It is projected that the global gem and jewelery demand would increase at an annual rate of 6% till 2020.
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Translations for GEM
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- скъпоценен камъкBulgarian
- gemmaCatalan, Valencian
- drahokam, klenotCzech
- ædelsten, perleDanish
- Edelstein, Juwel, Kleinod, SchmuckstückGerman
- alhaja, joya, piedra preciosa, gemaSpanish
- pierre précieuse, joyauFrench
- neamhnaidScottish Gaelic
- पत्थर, रत्न, मणिHindi
- ékkő, drágakőHungarian
- ակ, գոհար, թանկարժեք քար, ակնArmenian
- chicca, gemma, perla, pietra preziosaItalian
- ძვირფასი ქვაGeorgian
- 寶石, 보석Korean
- jauhar, permataMalay
- edelsten, edelsteinNorwegian
- edelsteinNorwegian Nynorsk
- klejnot, skarb, kamień szlachetnyPolish
- غمیPashto, Pushto
- pedra preciosa, gemaPortuguese
- nestemată, giuvaier, gemă, piatră prețioasăRomanian
- драгоценность, жемчужина, драгоценный камень, самоцветRussian
- dragulj, драгуљSerbo-Croatian
- juvel, ädelstenSwedish
- самоцвіт, дорогоцінний каміньUkrainian
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