What does gem mean?

Definitions for gem
dʒɛmgem

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gem, treasurenoun

    art highly prized for its beauty or perfection

  2. gem, gemstone, stonenoun

    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, gemnoun

    a person who is as brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry

  4. muffin, gemnoun

    a sweet quick bread baked in a cup-shaped pan

  5. jewel, gem, precious stonenoun

    a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry

Wiktionary

  1. gemnoun

    A precious stone, usually of substantial monetary value or prized for its beauty or shine.

    Etymology: ġimm, from gemma; refashioned in Middle English under the influence of Old French gemme

  2. gemnoun

    any precious or highly valued thing or person

    She's an absolute gem.

    Etymology: ġimm, from gemma; refashioned in Middle English under the influence of Old French gemme

  3. gemnoun

    a gemma or leaf-bud

    Etymology: ġimm, from gemma; refashioned in Middle English under the influence of Old French gemme

  4. gemnoun

    a type of geometrid moth, Orthonama obstipata

    Etymology: ġimm, from gemma; refashioned in Middle English under the influence of Old French gemme

  5. gemnoun

    A package containing programs or libraries for the Ruby programming language.

    Etymology: ġimm, from gemma; refashioned in Middle English under the influence of Old French gemme

  6. gemverb

    To adorn with, or as if with, gems.

    Etymology: ġimm, from gemma; refashioned in Middle English under the influence of Old French gemme

  7. Gemnoun

    A native or resident of the American state of Idaho.

    Etymology: ġimm, from gemma; refashioned in Middle English under the influence of Old French gemme

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gemnoun

    a bud

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

  2. Gemnoun

    a precious stone of any kind, as the ruby, emerald, topaz, sapphire, beryl, spinel, etc., especially when cut and polished for ornament; a jewel

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

  3. Gemnoun

    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

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

  4. Gemverb

    to put forth in the form of buds

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

  5. Gemverb

    to adorn with gems or precious stones

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

  6. Gemverb

    to embellish or adorn, as with gems; as, a foliage gemmed with dewdrops

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

Freebase

  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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of gem in a Sentence

  1. Wellington Harris:

    T.R. "Tina" Threston is one of the most beautiful women I've ever had the pleasure of meeting and calling friend. There are many beautiful women in the world, but, most of the beauty is skin deep. Tina is the exception to this rule -- her beauty radiates from within from her intellect to her compassion for others, and, she is a true physical beauty -- very pleasing to the eye. She is a rare gem in today's society. Any man lucky enough to capture her heart should hold on tight and not let go.

  2. Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen:

    It is projected that the global gem and jewelery demand would increase at an annual rate of 6% till 2020.

  3. Elliott Schlang:

    Selim Bassoul is the gem behind the company, If anything were to happen to him, we would have to reevaluate Middleby immediately.

  4. Unknown:

    I look at my myself and see a stone, I look at my friends and see gold, But I look at you, and see a gem.

  5. Ingrid Weir:

    Looking for a gem, we are sometimes dumb enough to try to hold on to a lump of coal, convinced that it will turn into a diamond in our lifetime... but all it does it get sh*t all over you until you burn it and use the energy for something else.

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