What does Emerald mean?
Definitions for Emerald
ˈɛm ər əld, ˈɛm rəldemer·ald
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a green transparent form of beryl; highly valued as a gemstone
a transparent piece of emerald that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem
the green color of an emerald
Any of various green gemstones, especially a green transparent form of beryl, highly valued as a precious stone.
Of a rich green colour.
A town in Queensland, Australia.
A female given name from English.
The child, a girl, was albino like April, and had exactly April's deep red eyes. Sol and Libra named her Emerald, a green name and a ground-term rather than a sky-term, as if in open expression of the slow spell worked on them all by Viridis.
Etymology: From emeraude, from esmeraude, from *esmaralda, *esmaraldus, variant of smaragdus,, from σμάραγδος, μάραγδος, from Semitic root b-r-q “to shoot lightning, to flash in darkness”, compare בָּרֶקֶת “emerald, flashing gem”, Akkadian barruktu, Arabic buraq “lightning”.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A green precious stone.
Etymology: êmeraude, French; smaragdus, Latin.
The emerald is evidently the same with the antient smaragdus; and, in its most perfect state, is perhaps the most beautiful of all the gems: it is found from the sixteenth of an inch in diameter, to the size of a walnut. The rough emerald is usually of a very bright and naturally polished surface, and is ever of a pure and beautiful green, without the admixture of any other colour. It is of all the various shades of green, from the deepest to the palest, and doubtless is found at times wholly colourless; but then it is esteemed, by our jewellers, a white saphire. The oriental emerald is of the hardness of the saphire and ruby, and is second only to the diamond in lustre and brightness: they are only found in the kingdom of Cambay. The American, called by our jewellers oriental emeralds, are found in Peru, of the hardness of the garnet: the European are somewhat softer, but harder than crystal, and found in Silesia. The coloured crystals, sold as occidental emeralds, are from the mines of Germany. John Hill, on Foss.
Do you not see the grass how in colour they excel the emerald? Philip Sidney.
The emerald is a bright grass green: it is found in fissures of rocks, along with copper ores. John Woodward, Fossils.
Nor deeper verdure dies the robe of Spring,
When first she gives it to the southern gale,
Than the green emerald shows. James Thomson, Summer, l. 150.
Emerald is a gemstone and a variety of the mineral beryl (Be3Al2(SiO3)6) colored green by trace amounts of chromium or sometimes vanadium. Beryl has a hardness of 7.5–8 on the Mohs scale. Most emeralds are highly included, so their toughness (resistance to breakage) is classified as generally poor. Emerald is a cyclosilicate.
a precious stone of a rich green color, a variety of beryl. See Beryl
a kind of type, in size between minion and nonpare/l. It is used by English printers
of a rich green color, like that of the emerald
Etymology: [OE. emeraude, OF. esmeraude, esmeralde, F. meraude, L. smaragdus, fr. Gr. ; cf. kr. marakata.]
Emerald is a gemstone, and a variety of the mineral beryl colored green by trace amounts of chromium and sometimes vanadium. Beryl has a hardness of 7.5–8 on the 10-point Mohs scale of mineral hardness. Most emeralds are highly included, so their toughness is classified as generally poor.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
em′ėr-ald, n. a very highly esteemed mineral of the same species with the beryl, from which it differs in scarcely anything but its colour, a beautiful velvety green.—n. Em′erald-copp′er (see Dioptase).—Emerald Isle, a name for Ireland, owing to its greenness; Emerald type (print.), a small size of type. [O. Fr. esmeralde—L. smaragdus—Gr. smaragdos.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a precious stone of great value, allied in composition to the beryl; is of a beautiful transparent green colour; the finest specimens are found in Colombia and Venezuela.
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Emerald is ranked #116201 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Emerald surname appeared 150 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Emerald.
84.6% or 127 total occurrences were White.
4.6% or 7 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
3.3% or 5 total occurrences were Black.
3.3% or 5 total occurrences were of two or more races.
The numerical value of Emerald in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Emerald in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of Emerald in a Sentence
Everybody is a bit nicer. People say 'Hi' to each other. It's not the hanging their head when they walk by each other, how do we re-market ourselves if we are not 'Rain City' or the 'Emerald City,'?
That's a big, stinking issue when 1 million acres of the Emerald Triangle just burned down.
Emerald Packaging makes life so much easier, i just talked to employees and said,' I'm not going to try to persuade you anymore.'.
Every state is in the same situation right now that has the Emerald Ash Borer, they’re looking at ‘how do we take down all of these trees, what do we do with all of the wood-waste?’ Nobody has the silver bullet. This is a pest that’s here, it’s in the United States, and we’re going to have to deal with it.
A classic emerald cut like this one allows for a wide expanse of pure material to be viewed without the distraction of a more complex facet arrangement, it's almost like looking at the glimmer of a reflecting pool.
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Translations for Emerald
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- زمرّد, زمردArabic
- изумру́д, изумруденBulgarian
- maragda, esmaragdaCatalan, Valencian
- smaragdfarben, Smaragd, smaragdgrünGerman
- σμαράγδένιος, σμαραγδένιο, βαθυπράσινο, σμαράγδιGreek
- زمرد, زمردیPersian
- smaragdinvihreä, smaragdiFinnish
- אזמרגד, ברקתHebrew
- smaragd, smaragdzöldHungarian
- esmeraldin, esmeraldoInterlingua
- エメラルド色, エメラルドJapanese
- ꦩꦫꦏꦠ, ꦩꦂꦏꦠ, ꦗꦼꦩꦿꦸꦠ꧀Javanese
- et smaragdus:Latin
- ມໍຣະກົດ, ມະລະກົດ, ມະຣະກົດLao
- smarãgdinis, smarãgdasLithuanian
- смара́гд, смарагден, смарагднаMacedonian
- smaragdgroen, smaragdgroene, smaragdDutch
- szmaragdowy, szmaragdPolish
- esmeralda, verde-esmeraldaPortuguese
- smarald, smaragd, smarand, smaraldiuRomanian
- изумру́д, изумрудный, смара́гд, изумру́дныйRussian
- smaragd, smaragdgrön, smaragd-Swedish
- zumaridi, rangi ya zumaridiSwahili
- смара́гдовий, смара́гдUkrainian
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