jewel, gem, precious stone(noun)
a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry
a person who is as brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry
adorn or decorate with precious stones
A precious or semi-precious stone; gem, gemstone.
A valuable object used for personal ornamentation, especially one made of precious metals and stones; a piece of jewellery.
Anything considered precious or valuable.
Galveston was the jewel of Texas prior to the hurricane.
from the noun jewel, used since the end of the 19th century.
, a variant of Jewell, or from "jewel" like the female name.
Origin: From juel, from jouel (modern joyau), based ultimately on iocus.
an ornament of dress usually made of a precious metal, and having enamel or precious stones as a part of its design
a precious stone; a gem
an object regarded with special affection; a precious thing
a bearing for a pivot a pivot in a watch, formed of a crystal or precious stone, as a ruby
to dress, adorn, deck, or supply with jewels, as a dress, a sword hilt, or a watch; to bespangle, as with jewels
Origin: [OE. juel, jowel, OF. jouel, juel, joiel, F. joyau, dim. of OF. joie joy, jewel, F. joie joy. See Joy.]
Jewel Kilcher, professionally known as Jewel, is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actress and poet. She has received four Grammy Award nominations and has sold over 27 million albums worldwide. Jewel's debut album, Pieces of You, released on February 28, 1995, became one of the best-selling debut albums of all time, going 15 times platinum. One single from the album, "Who Will Save Your Soul", peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100; two others, "You Were Meant for Me" and "Foolish Games", reached number two and seven respectively on the Hot 100, and were listed on Billboard's 1997 year-end singles chart. She has crossed multiple genres throughout her career. Perfectly Clear, her first country album, was released on The Valory Music Co. in 2008. It debuted atop Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and featured three singles, "Stronger Woman", "I Do", and "Til It Feels Like Cheating". Jewel released her first independent album Lullaby in May 2009. Jewel is the co-host, as well as a judge, with Kara DioGuardi on the songwriting competition reality television series Platinum Hit, which premiered May 30, 2011 on the cable network Bravo. Jewel has the vocal range of a lyric soprano.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
jōō′el, n. a precious stone: an ornament of precious stones, worn as a decoration: anything or any one highly valued.—v.t. to dress or adorn with jewels: to fit with a jewel:—pr.p. jew′elling; pa.p. jew′elled, in a watch, having pivot-holes of garnets or any other jewels.—ns. Jew′el-case, a casket for holding jewels; Jew′eller, one who makes or deals in jewels; Jew′ellery, Jew′elry, jewels in general. [O. Fr. jouel (Fr. joyau); either a dim. of Fr. joie, joy, from L. gaudium, joy—gaudēre, to rejoice—or derived through Low L. jocale, from L. jocāri, to jest.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The starting of a wooden bridge. Also, the pivot of a watch-wheel.
The numerical value of jewel in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of jewel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of jewel in a Sentence
Back then (for Fidel) Venezuela was the crown jewel of Latin America.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, which, like a toad, though ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in its head.
When you are dealing with something like 'The Lion King,' which we consider a crown jewel, there's a challenge to that.
The Great Bear Rainforest, there's no question, it's a jewel in the crown of magnificent landscapes in British Columbia.
It is the crown jewel in the portfolio and so managing risk and community relations around the asset are very important.
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- klenot, drahokam, šperkCzech
- Juwel, Schmuckstück, Edelstein, KleinodGerman
- κόσμημα, πετράδι, πολύτιμος λίθοςGreek
- alhaja, joya, gemaSpanish
- گوهر, زیورPersian
- jalokivi, helmi, korukivi, koruFinnish
- joyau, bijouFrench
- seud, àilleagScottish Gaelic
- gemma, gioello, gioielloItalian
- 宝, 宝石, 宝飾Japanese
- brangakmenis, brangenybėLithuanian
- dārgakmens, dārgumsLatvian
- perła, klejnot, skarbPolish
- غمی, ګاڼه, ګرانPashto, Pushto
- gema, jóiaPortuguese
- nestemată, bijuterie, bijuterii, nestemate, pietre scumpe, giuvaeruriRomanian
- драгоценность, драгоценный каменьRussian
- ädelsten, juvelSwedish
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