Definition of Gem

1. Noun. Art highly prized for its beauty or perfection.

Exact synonyms: Treasure
Generic synonyms: Art, Fine Art



2. Noun. A crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry. "She had jewels made of all the rarest stones"
Exact synonyms: Gemstone, Stone
Group relationships: Jewellery, Jewelry
Specialized synonyms: Cabochon, Opaque Gem, Transparent Gem
Generic synonyms: Crystal

3. Noun. A person who is as brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry.
Exact synonyms: Jewel
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul

4. Noun. A sweet quick bread baked in a cup-shaped pan.
Exact synonyms: Muffin
Generic synonyms: Quick Bread
Specialized synonyms: Bran Muffin, Corn Muffin, Popover

5. Noun. A precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry.
Exact synonyms: Jewel, Precious Stone
Specialized synonyms: Crown Jewel, Solitaire, Diamond, Ruby, Pearl, Emerald, Sapphire
Generic synonyms: Jewellery, Jewelry
Derivative terms: Jewel, Jeweler, Jeweler, Jeweller, Jeweller

Definition of Gem

1. n. A bud.

2. v. t. To put forth in the form of buds.

Definition of Gem

1. Initialism. ground-effect machine. ¹

2. Proper noun. A native or resident of the American state of Idaho. ¹

3. Noun. A precious stone, usually of substantial monetary value or prized for its beauty or shine. ¹

4. Noun. (figuratively) any precious or highly valued thing or person ¹

5. Noun. (obsolete) a gemma or leaf-bud ¹

6. Noun. a type of geometrid moth, ''Orthonama obstipata'' ¹

7. Noun. (computing) A package containing programs or libraries for the Ruby programming language. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To adorn with, or as if with, gems. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gem

1. to adorn with gems (precious stones) [v GEMMED, GEMMING, GEMS]

Medical Definition of Gem

1. 1. A bud. 2. A precious stone of any kind, as the ruby, emerald, topaz, sapphire, beryl, spinel, etc, especially when cut and polished for ornament; a jewel. 3. 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. Artificial gem, an imitation of a gem, made of glass coloured with metallic oxide. 4. Prefix denoting twin substitutions on a single atom; e.g., the gem-dimethyl substitution on carbon-4 of lanosterol. Origin: shortened form of L. Geminus, twin; OE. Gemme precious stone, F. Gemme, fr. L. Gemma a precious stone, bud. Source: Websters Dictionary (21 Jun 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gem

gelotophobia
gelotripsy
gels
gelsemia
gelsemic acid
gelsemine
gelseminic
gelseminic acid
gelsemium
gelsemiums
gelsolin
gelsolins
gelt
gelts
geländeläufer
gem (current term)
gem-diol
gem-diols
gem clip
gem cutter
gemach
gemachim
gematria
gematrias
gemcitabine
gemeinschaft
gemeinschafts
gemeinschaftsgefuhl
gemel
gemellipara

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