What does diamond mean?

Definitions for diamond
ˈdaɪ mənd, ˈdaɪ ə-di·a·mond

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diamondnoun

    a transparent piece of diamond that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem

  2. diamond, adamantnoun

    very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem

  3. rhombus, rhomb, diamondnoun

    a parallelogram with four equal sides; an oblique-angled equilateral parallelogram

  4. diamondnoun

    a playing card in the minor suit that has one or more red rhombuses on it

    "he led a small diamond"; "diamonds were trumps"

  5. baseball diamond, diamond, infieldnoun

    the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate

  6. ball field, baseball field, diamondnoun

    the baseball playing field


  1. diamondnoun

    A glimmering glass-like mineral that is an allotrope of carbon in which each atom is surrounded by four others in the form of a tetrahedron.

    The saw is coated with diamond.

  2. diamondnoun

    A gemstone made from this mineral.

    The dozen loose diamonds sparkled in the light.

  3. diamondnoun

    A ring containing a diamond.

    What a beautiful engagement diamond.

  4. diamondnoun

    A very pale blue color/colour.

  5. diamondnoun

    Something that resembles a diamond.

  6. diamondnoun

    A rhombus, especially when oriented so that its longer axis is vertical.

  7. diamondnoun

    The polyiamond made up of two triangles.

  8. diamondnoun

    The entire field of play used in the game.

  9. diamondnoun

    The infield of a baseball field.

    The teams met on the diamond.

  10. diamondverb

    to adorn with or as if with diamonds

  11. diamondnoun

    A card of the diamonds suit.

    I have only one diamond in my hand.

  12. diamondadjective

    made of, or containing diamond, a diamond or diamonds.

    He gave her diamond earrings.

  13. diamondadjective

    of, relating to, or being a sixtieth anniversary.

    Today is their diamond wedding anniversary.

  14. diamondadjective

    of, relating to, or being a seventy-fifth anniversary.

    Today is their diamond wedding anniversary.

  15. Diamondnoun

    of modern usage, from the name of the gem.

  16. Etymology: From diamant, from diamas, from adamas, from ἀδάμας, from ἀ- + δαμάζω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diamondnoun

    a precious stone or gem excelling in brilliancy and beautiful play of prismatic colors, and remarkable for extreme hardness

  2. Diamondnoun

    a geometrical figure, consisting of four equal straight lines, and having two of the interior angles acute and two obtuse; a rhombus; a lozenge

  3. Diamondnoun

    one of a suit of playing cards, stamped with the figure of a diamond

  4. Diamondnoun

    a pointed projection, like a four-sided pyramid, used for ornament in lines or groups

  5. Diamondnoun

    the infield; the square space, 90 feet on a side, having the bases at its angles

  6. Diamondnoun

    the smallest kind of type in English printing, except that called brilliant, which is seldom seen

  7. Diamondadjective

    resembling a diamond; made of, or abounding in, diamonds; as, a diamond chain; a diamond field

  8. Etymology: [OE. diamaund, diamaunt, F. diamant, corrupted, fr. L. adamas, the hardest iron, steel, diamond, Gr. . Perh. the corruption is due to the influence of Gr. transparent. See Adamant, Tame.]


  1. Diamond

    In mineralogy, diamond is a metastable allotrope of carbon, where the carbon atoms are arranged in a variation of the face-centered cubic crystal structure called a diamond lattice. Diamond is less stable than graphite, but the conversion rate from diamond to graphite is negligible at ambient conditions. Diamond is renowned as a material with superlative physical qualities, most of which originate from the strong covalent bonding between its atoms. In particular, diamond has the highest hardness and thermal conductivity of any bulk material. Those properties determine the major industrial application of diamond in cutting and polishing tools and the scientific applications in diamond knives and diamond anvil cells. Diamond has remarkable optical characteristics. Because of its extremely rigid lattice, it can be contaminated by very few types of impurities, such as boron and nitrogen. Combined with wide transparency, this results in the clear, colorless appearance of most natural diamonds. Small amounts of defects or impurities color diamond blue, yellow, brown, green, purple, pink, orange or red. Diamond also has relatively high optical dispersion, which results in its characteristic luster. Excellent optical and mechanical properties, notably unparalleled hardness and durability, make diamond the most popular gemstone.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Diamond

    dī′a-mond, n. the most valuable of all gems, and the hardest of all substances: a four-sided figure with two obtuse and two acute angles: one of the four suits of cards: one of the smallest kinds of English printing type.—adj. resembling diamonds: made of diamonds: marked with diamonds: lozenge-shaped, rhombic.—ns. Dī′amond-bee′tle, a beautiful sparkling South American weevil; Dī′amond-cut′ting, diamond-setting; Dī′amond-drill, an annular borer whose bit is set with borts; Dī′amond-dust, Dī′amond-pow′der, the powder made by the friction of diamonds on one another in the course of polishing.—adjs. Dī′amonded, furnished with diamonds; Diamondif′erous, yielding diamonds.—n. Dī′amond-wheel, a wheel covered with diamond-dust and oil for polishing diamonds and other precious stones.—Diamond cut diamond, the case of an encounter between two very sharp persons.—Rough diamond, an uncut diamond: a person of great worth, though of rude exterior and unpolished manners. [M. E. adamaunt—O. Fr. adamant—L. adamanta, accus. of adamas—Gr. adamas, adamantos, adamant—a, not, damaein, to tame.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Diamond

    the name of Newton's favourite dog that, by upsetting a lamp, set fire to MSS. containing notes of experiments made over a course of years, an irreparable loss.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Diamond

    Diamond. A crystalline form of carbon that occurs as hard, colorless or tinted isomeric crystals. It is used as a precious stone, for cutting glass, and as bearings for delicate mechanisms. (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    A bright gem the sparkle of which sometimes renders a woman stone-blind to the defects of the man proffering it.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'diamond' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3823

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'diamond' in Nouns Frequency: #2088

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diamond in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diamond in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of diamond in a Sentence

  1. American Sam Kendricks:

    I just had to take the competition one height at a time and I am pleased to come out on top, i have finished second, third, fourth and fifth in Diamond League meets before, never first.

  2. Marion Marechal-Le Pen:

    You messed everything up, they gave you a treasure -- France -- and a diamond -- its people. You have ruined the one and abandoned the other.

  3. Brian Whitney:

    They've gamified the system to where you really want to earn that badge, you want to earn that diamond medallion level.

  4. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Passion is a rough diamond: reduced to be more beautiful. (C'est diamant brute la passion: - Diminuera pour être plus beau.)

  5. Sam Kendricks:

    I jumped in Rabat on Friday to secure my spot in the Diamond League then I came here but I am a professional jumper so I can do it and I've got to keep jumping, then I came here and I had to really pull it together to jump well.

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