jewel

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  • A precious stone; a gem.
  • A small natural or artificial gem used as a bearing in a watch.
  • A costly ornament of precious metal or gems.
  • One that is treasured or esteemed.
  • To adorn with jewels.
  • To fit with jewels.
  • A precious stone or gem; especially, a gem cut and shaped for ornament or use: as, the <em>jewels</em> of a crown.
  • An article of personal adornment, consisting of a gem or gems in a setting of precious metal; also, formerly, any piece of jewel-work, or a trinket or ornament worn on the person, as a ring, a bracelet, or a brooch.
  • An ornament of precious stones, or metal, enamel, etc., worn as a decoration, or as the badge of an honorary order: as, the <em>jewel</em> of the Garter.
  • A precious stone used in watchmaking, on account of its hardness and resistance to wear, as where a pivot turns in a socket.
  • An imitation, in glass or enamel, of areal jewel. See <internalXref urlencoded="jeweled">jeweled</internalXref>, 3.
  • In colored-glass windows, etc., a projecting boss of glass, sometimes cut with facets, introduced in the design to give variety and richness of effect.
  • Anything of great value or rare excellence; anything especially fine or dear: sometimes applied to persons as a term of high commendation or tender endearment.
  • An ornament of dress usually made of a precious metal, and having enamel or precious stones as a part of its design.
  • A precious stone; a gem.
  • An object regarded with special affection; a precious thing.
  • A bearing for a pivot a pivot in a watch, formed of a crystal or precious stone, as a ruby.
  • block at the extremity of a yard, through which the halyard of a studding sail is rove.
  • To dress, adorn, deck, or supply with jewels, as a dress, a sword hilt, or a watch; to bespangle, as with jewels; to bejewel.
  • A <xref>precious</xref> or <xref>semi-</xref><xref>precious</xref> stone; <xref>gem</xref>, <xref>gemstone</xref>.
  • A valuable object used for personal ornamentation, especially one made of precious metals and stones; a <xref>piece</xref> of <xref>jewellery</xref>.
  • Anything considered precious or valuable.
  • a person who is as brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry
  • a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry
  • adorn or decorate with precious stones
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