Definition of Gemmy

1. a. Full of gems; bright; glittering like a gem.



Definition of Gemmy

1. Adjective. Full of gems; bright; glittering. ¹

2. Adjective. (UK informal dated) spruce; smart ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gemmy

1. resembling a gem [adj -MIER, -MIEST]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gemmy

gemminess
gemminesses
gemming
gemmipares
gemmiparity
gemmiparous
gemmologies
gemmologist
gemmologists
gemmology
gemmotherapy
gemmulation
gemmule
gemmules
gemmuliferous
gemmy (current term)
gemological
gemologically
gemologies
gemologist
gemologists
gemology
gemony
gemoot
gemot
gemote
gemotes
gemots
gempylid
gems

Literary usage of Gemmy

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

1. Vocabulary and Hand-book of the Chinese Language: Romanized in the Mandarin by Justus Doolittle (1872)
"There aro gemmy boys. 3£ JJ у и tu; and Gem- шу maids, 3£ -f^ yü nü. XII.— Priestly Orders. The highest' earthly dignity among the ..."

2. Principles of Composition by Percy Holmes Boynton (1915)
"In these Gems and Albums, the gemmy and albuminous illustrations alternated with ... Certain properties became gemmy by force of association, as sea-shells, ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Fam'd Oberon, with damask'd robe so gay, And gemmy crown, by moonshine sparkling far. A. Philips, Pastorals, vi. ..."

4. Ling-Nam: Or, Interior Views of Southern China, Including Explorations in by Benjamin Couch Henry (1886)
"Then looking at the clustering hills around he sighed, and exclaimed, " Ah ! this is a reflection of the gemmy Forests of the western paradise! ..."

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