Definition of Emerald

1. Noun. A green transparent form of beryl; highly valued as a gemstone.

Generic synonyms: Beryl, Transparent Gem

2. Noun. A transparent piece of emerald that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem.
Generic synonyms: Gem, Jewel, Precious Stone

3. Noun. The green color of an emerald.
Generic synonyms: Green, Greenness, Viridity

Definition of Emerald

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

2. a. Of a rich green color, like that of the emerald.

Definition of Emerald

1. Proper noun. A town in Queensland, Australia. ¹

2. Proper noun. (rare) (English female given name). ¹

3. Adjective. Of a rich green colour. ¹

4. Noun. Any of various green gemstones, especially a green transparent form of beryl, highly valued as a precious stone. ¹

5. Noun. emerald green ¹

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Definition of Emerald

1. a green gem [n -S]

Medical Definition of Emerald

1. Of a rich green colour, like that of the emerald. "Emerald meadows." Emerald fish See Zaratite. 1. A precious stone of a rich green colour, a variety of beryl. See Beryl. 2. A kind of type, in size between minion and nonparel. It is used by English printers. This line is printed in the type called emerald. Origin: OE. Emeraude, OF. Esmeraude, esmeralde, F. Emeraude, L. Smaragdus, fr. Gr.; cf. Kr. Marakata. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Emerald

emerald (current term)
emerald ash borer
emerald ash borers
emerald creeper
emerald green
emerald shiner

Literary usage of Emerald

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"emerald, a bright green variety of beryl, much valued a» ... Much confusion has arisen with respect to the " emerald " of the Scriptures. ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The chemical composition of the emerald may be represented by the formula ... The emerald is unaffected by acids, but with borax gives before the blowpipe ..."

3. Bulletin by North Carolina Dept. of Conservation and Development, North Carolina Geological Survey (1883-1905), North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1907)
"We will first treat of the precious variety, emerald. emerald Beryl.—-Very few genuine emeralds have been found in the United States; and a number of ..."

4. The Journal of Geography (1915)
"THE emerald MINES OF COLOMBIA THE best emeralds of the world come from the Republic of ... The famous emerald of the Duke of Devonshire is a Colombian, ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1864)
"The commissioners state that the colouring matter consists sometimes of emerald green, in greater or less proportions; and when it does so. it becomes, ..."

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