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ˈɛm ər əld, ˈɛm rəldemer·ald

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. emeraldnoun

    a green transparent form of beryl; highly valued as a gemstone

  2. emeraldnoun

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

  3. emeraldnoun

    the green color of an emerald

Wiktionary

  1. emeraldnoun

    Any of various green gemstones, especially a green transparent form of beryl, highly valued as a precious stone.

    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”.

  2. emeraldnoun

    emerald green

    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”.

  3. emeraldadjective

    Of a rich green colour.

    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”.

  4. Emeraldnoun

    A town in Queensland, Australia.

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  5. Emeraldnoun

    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: (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emeraldnoun

    a precious stone of a rich green color, a variety of beryl. See Beryl

    Etymology: [OE. emeraude, OF. esmeraude, esmeralde, F. meraude, L. smaragdus, fr. Gr. ; cf. kr. marakata.]

  2. Emeraldnoun

    a kind of type, in size between minion and nonpare/l. It is used by English printers

    Etymology: [OE. emeraude, OF. esmeraude, esmeralde, F. meraude, L. smaragdus, fr. Gr. ; cf. kr. marakata.]

  3. Emeraldadjective

    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.]

Freebase

  1. Emerald

    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

  1. Emerald

    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

  1. Emerald

    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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of emerald in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of emerald in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of emerald in a Sentence

  1. Nicole Sullivan:

    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,'?

  2. Tiffany Devitt:

    That's a big, stinking issue when 1 million acres of the Emerald Triangle just burned down.

  3. Tivon Feeley:

    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.

  4. Gary Schuler:

    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.

  5. Dolly Parton:

    We wanted it to be someone that kind of was described in the song, with auburn hair, ivory skin, the emerald green eyes, which she had all of that, all she had to do was put on this beautiful red hair and she was the most beautiful Jolene you could ever, ever get.

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