What does GEM mean?

Definitions for GEMdʒɛm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word GEM.

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


  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

  7. Origin: [OE. gemme precious stone, F. gemme, fr. L. gemma a precious stone, bud.]


  1. Gem

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gem

    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

  1. GEM

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

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Anagrams for GEM »

  1. meg, Meg

  2. EMG


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of GEM in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of GEM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chinese Proverb:

    A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man perfected without trials.

  2. Chinese Proverb:

    The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.

  3. Chinese:

    The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.

  4. Chinese Proverb:

    The gem cannot be polished without friction, not a man perfected without trials.

  5. Lili Bosse:

    I think this is a true community gem and really so thrilled that this will be landmarked and preserved.

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