Definitions for jewelˈdʒu əl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
jew•elˈdʒu əl(n.; v.)-eled, -el•ing; -elled, -el•ling.
(n.)a cut and polished precious stone; gem.
a fashioned ornament for personal adornment, esp. of a precious metal set with gems.
a person or thing that is treasured, esteemed, or indispensable.
a durable bearing used in fine timepieces and other delicate instruments, made of natural or synthetic precious stone or other very hard material.
(v.t.)to set or adorn with jewels.
Origin of jewel:
1250–1300; ME jouel, juel < AF jeul, OF jouel, joel < VL *jocāle plaything, n. use of neut. of *jocālis (adj.) of play = L joc(us)joke+-ālis -al1
jewel, gem, precious stone(noun)
a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry
a person who is as brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry
adorn or decorate with precious stones
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a valuable cut stone used in jewelry; = gem
diamonds and other jewels
jewelry decorated with jewels
the royal family's jewels
sth very special, beautiful, or good
The city is often called "the jewel of the East."
A precious or semi-precious stone; gem, gemstone.
A valuable object used for personal ornamentation, especially one made of precious metals and stones; a piece of jewellery.
Anything considered precious or valuable.
Galveston was the jewel of Texas prior to the hurricane.
from the noun jewel, used since the end of the 19th century.
, a variant of Jewell, or from "jewel" like the female name.
Origin: From juel, from jouel (modern joyau), based ultimately on iocus.
an ornament of dress usually made of a precious metal, and having enamel or precious stones as a part of its design
a precious stone; a gem
an object regarded with special affection; a precious thing
a bearing for a pivot a pivot in a watch, formed of a crystal or precious stone, as a ruby
to dress, adorn, deck, or supply with jewels, as a dress, a sword hilt, or a watch; to bespangle, as with jewels
Translations for jewel
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a precious stone
rubies, emeralds and other jewels.
- juweel, kleinoodAfrikaans
- скъпоценен камъкBulgarian
- joiaPortuguese (BR)
- das JuwelGerman
- κόσμημα, πετράδιGreek
- piedra preciosa, joya, alhajaSpanish
- سنگ گرانبهاFarsi
- pierre précieuseFrench
- אֶבֶן חֵןHebrew
- (ék)kő; ékszerHungarian
- batu muliaIndonesian
- edelstein, juvelNorwegian
- سنگ گرانبهاPersian
- غمي، جواهر، قيمتي ډبرېPashto
- piatră preţioasăRomanian
- драгоценный каменьRussian
- juvelbesatt, -behängd, -pryddSwedish
- เพชรพลอย; อัญมณีThai
- 寶石Chinese (Trad.)
- коштовний каміньUkrainian
- قیمتی پتھرUrdu
- đá quýVietnamese
- 宝石Chinese (Simp.)
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