Definitions for GEMdʒɛm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gemdʒɛm(n.; v.)gemmed, gem•ming.

  1. (n.)a mineral, pearl, or other natural substance valued for its rarity or inherent beauty.

    Category: Jewelry

  2. something prized because of its beauty or worth.

  3. a person held in great esteem or affection.

  4. (v.t.)to adorn with gems.

Origin of gem:

1275–1325; ME gemme < OF < L gemma bud, jewel

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gem, treasure(noun)

    art highly prized for its beauty or perfection

  2. 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"

  3. jewel, gem(noun)

    a person who is as brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry

  4. muffin, gem(noun)

    a sweet quick bread baked in a cup-shaped pan

  5. jewel, gem, precious stone(noun)

    a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. gem(noun)ʒɛm

    a valuable stone, cut for use in jewelry

    a necklace covered in gems

  2. gemʒɛm

    a special person or thing

    a gem of an idea


  1. gem(Noun)

    A precious stone, usually of substantial monetary value or prized for its beauty or shine.

  2. gem(Noun)

    any precious or highly valued thing or person

    She's an absolute gem.

  3. gem(Noun)

    a gemma or leaf-bud

  4. gem(Noun)

    a type of geometrid moth, Orthonama obstipata

  5. gem(Noun)

    A package containing programs or libraries for the Ruby programming language.

  6. gem(Verb)

    To adorn with, or as if with, gems.

  7. Gem(ProperNoun)

    A native or resident of the American state of Idaho.

  8. Origin: ġimm, from gemma; refashioned in Middle English under the influence of Old French gemme

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gem(noun)

    a bud

  2. Gem(noun)

    a precious stone of any kind, as the ruby, emerald, topaz, sapphire, beryl, spinel, etc., especially when cut and polished for ornament; a jewel

  3. Gem(noun)

    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

  4. Gem(verb)

    to put forth in the form of buds

  5. Gem(verb)

    to adorn with gems or precious stones

  6. Gem(verb)

    to embellish or adorn, as with gems; as, a foliage gemmed with dewdrops


  1. Gem

    Gem is a city in Thomas County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 88.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. GEM

    A breakfast muffin. With the newly married, syn. for "a precious stone."

Anagrams of GEM

  1. meg, Meg

  2. EMG

Translations for GEM

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a precious stone especially when cut into a particular shape, eg for a ring or necklace.

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