What does jewel mean?

Definitions for jewel
ˈdʒu əljew·el

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word jewel.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jewel, gem, precious stonenoun

    a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry

  2. jewel, gemverb

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

  3. bejewel, jewelverb

    adorn or decorate with precious stones

    "jeweled dresses"


  1. jewelnoun

    A precious or semi-precious stone; gem, gemstone.

  2. jewelnoun

    A valuable object used for personal ornamentation, especially one made of precious metals and stones; a piece of jewellery.

  3. jewelnoun

    Anything considered precious or valuable.

    Galveston was the jewel of Texas prior to the hurricane.

  4. Jewelnoun

    from the noun jewel, used since the end of the 19th century.

  5. Jewelnoun

    A female given name from English from the noun jewel, used since the end of the 19th century.

    Jewel he called her; and he would say this as he might have said ‘Jane,’ don’t you know, with a marital, homelike, peaceful effect. I heard the name for the first time ten minutes after I had landed in his courtyard, when, after nearly shaking my arm off, he darted up the steps and began to make a joyous, boyish disturbance at the door under the heavy eaves. ‘Jewel! O! Jewel. Quick! Here’s a friend come,’ …

  6. Jewelnoun

    A male given name from English, a variant of Jewell, or from "jewel" like the female name.

  7. Etymology: From juel, from jouel (modern joyau), based ultimately on iocus.


  1. jewel

    A jewel is a precious or semi-precious stone, particularly one that has been cut, polished, and used in a piece of jewelry. It can also refer to a person or thing that is greatly valued or highly prized for its outstanding qualities.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jewelnoun

    an ornament of dress usually made of a precious metal, and having enamel or precious stones as a part of its design

  2. Jewelnoun

    a precious stone; a gem

  3. Jewelnoun

    an object regarded with special affection; a precious thing

  4. Jewelnoun

    a bearing for a pivot a pivot in a watch, formed of a crystal or precious stone, as a ruby

  5. Jewelverb

    to dress, adorn, deck, or supply with jewels, as a dress, a sword hilt, or a watch; to bespangle, as with jewels

  6. Etymology: [OE. juel, jowel, OF. jouel, juel, joiel, F. joyau, dim. of OF. joie joy, jewel, F. joie joy. See Joy.]


  1. Jewel

    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

  1. Jewel

    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

  1. jewel

    The starting of a wooden bridge. Also, the pivot of a watch-wheel.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. JEWEL

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Jewel is ranked #27845 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Jewel surname appeared 862 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Jewel.

    75.4% or 650 total occurrences were White.
    16.3% or 141 total occurrences were Black.
    4.2% or 37 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.9% or 17 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.2% or 11 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.7% or 6 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jewel in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jewel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of jewel in a Sentence

  1. Michael Eisner:

    Like any crown jewel, I and my partners at Madison Dearborn will miss our many years of ownership where we grew a highly profitable business through strategic licensing partnerships, global expansion and digital transformation, we're proud of what the Topps team has accomplished.

  2. Saadi Shirazi:

    The sage who engages in controversy with ignorant people must not expect to be treated with honour; and if a fool should overpower a philosopher by his loquacity it is not to be wondered at, for a common stone will break a jewel.

  3. Leslie Rainer:

    It's a jewel in this site and the opening of it today really marks a great occasion for the whole revival of the site and for this piece of heritage, which is unique in the world.

  4. Patrick Henry:

    Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined.

  5. David Kade:

    We were the jewel of downtown, now, without the extras, more than just the basic education, why send them here? As a parent, I get it. We can't offer the same things.

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