Definition of Jewel

1. Noun. A precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry.

Exact synonyms: Gem, Precious Stone
Specialized synonyms: Crown Jewel, Solitaire, Diamond, Ruby, Pearl, Emerald, Sapphire
Generic synonyms: Jewellery, Jewelry
Derivative terms: Jeweler, Jeweler, Jeweller, Jeweller



2. Verb. Adorn or decorate with precious stones. "Jeweled dresses"
Exact synonyms: Bejewel
Generic synonyms: Adorn, Beautify, Decorate, Embellish, Grace, Ornament
Derivative terms: Jeweler, Jeweler, Jeweller, Jeweller, Jewellery, Jewelry

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

Definition of Jewel

1. n. An ornament of dress usually made of a precious metal, and having enamel or precious stones as a part of its design.

2. v. t. To dress, adorn, deck, or supply with jewels, as a dress, a sword hilt, or a watch; to bespangle, as with jewels.

Definition of Jewel

1. Proper noun. (given name female from=English) from the noun jewel, used since the end of the 19th century. ¹

2. Proper noun. (given name male from=English), a variant of Jewell, or from "jewel" like the female name. ¹

3. Noun. A precious or semi-precious stone; gem, gemstone. ¹

4. Noun. A valuable object used for personal ornamentation, especially one made of precious metals and stones; a piece of jewellery. ¹

5. Noun. (figuratively) Anything considered precious or valuable. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jewel

1. to adorn or equip with jewels (precious stones) [v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jewel

jetways
jeu
jeu d'esprit
jeu de paume
jeune
jeune fille
jeunesse dorée
jeux
jew
jew's-ear
jew's-harp
jew's harp
jew-fish
jewbush
jewed
jewel (current term)
jewel-neck
jewel-weed
jewel-weeds
jewel bearing
jewel case
jewel cases
jewel casket
jewel orchid
jeweled
jeweler
jeweler's loupe
jewelers
jewelery

Literary usage of Jewel

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

1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1892)
"However, jewel determined to await the issue of events ; but he did not conceal his opinions, and iu April I~>.j4 acted as notary to Cran- mer and ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1852)
"JOHN jewel, SOMETIME BISHOP OF SALISBURY. The Works of John jewel, Bishop of Salisbury. Edited for the Parker Society by the Rev. John Ayre, MA 4 vols. ..."

3. How to Know the Wild Flowers: A Guide to the Names, Haunts, and Habits of by Frances Theodora Parsons, Marion Satterlee (1900)
"Pale jewel-weed. Flowers.—Pale yellow, somewhat spotted with reddish brown; ... The jewel-weed has begun to appear along the English rivers, and it is said ..."

4. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1916)
"From 1903 Mr. jewel was connected with the McClintic-Marshall ... Mr. jewel was a Member of the National Association of Audubon Societies and was elected, ..."

5. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1919)
".Mr. jewel was stationed in the Zone from late in 1910 to the early part of 1913, engaged in engineering work, and had also been appointed Vice-Consul at ..."

6. The Zurich Letters: Comprising the Correspondence of Several English Bishops by Hastings Robinson, John Hunter, Parker Society (Great Britain) (1842)
"Bp jewel to Peter Martyr London, May 22, l360 77 XXXIV. ... Bp jewel to Peter Martyr Salisbury, Aug. I4, l562 II7 LI I. Bp jewel to Josiah Simler Salisbury, ..."

7. The Zurich Letters: Comprising the Correspondence of Several English Bishops by Hastings Robinson, John Hunter, Parker Society (Great Britain) (1845)
"John jewel to Peter Martyr London, Aug. 1, 1559. L 17 ... John Foxe to H. Bullinger Basle, ... Bp jewel to Peter Martyr Salisbury, July 17, 1560. L 37 1 . ..."

8. The English Review (1850)
"Meanwhile we have a word to say of John jewel, sometime Bishop of ... All readers of jewel and Hooker have to thank Dr. Jelf and Mr. Keble for their labours ..."

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