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di·a·mond

 (dī′ə-mənd, dī′mənd)
n.
1. An extremely hard, highly refractive crystalline form of carbon that is usually colorless and is used as a gemstone and in abrasives, cutting tools, and other applications.
2. A piece of jewelry containing such a gemstone.
3. A rhombus, particularly when oriented so that one of its diagonals is vertical and the other is horizontal.
4. Games
a. A red, lozenge-shaped figure on certain playing cards.
b. A playing card with this figure.
c. diamonds (used with a sing. or pl. verb) The suit of cards represented by this figure.
5. Baseball
a. The infield.
b. The whole playing field.
adj.
Of or relating to a 60th or 75th anniversary.
tr.v. di·a·mond·ed, di·a·mond·ing, di·a·monds
To adorn with diamonds.
Idiom:
diamond in the rough
One having exceptionally good qualities or the potential for greatness but lacking polish and refinement.

[Middle English diamaunt, from Old French diamant, from Medieval Latin diamās, diamant-, alteration of Latin adamās; see adamant.]

diamond

(ˈdaɪəmənd)
n
1. (Minerals)
a. a colourless exceptionally hard mineral (but often tinted yellow, orange, blue, brown, or black by impurities), found in certain igneous rocks (esp the kimberlites of South Africa). It is used as a gemstone, as an abrasive, and on the working edges of cutting tools. Composition: carbon. Formula: C. Crystal structure: cubic
b. (as modifier): a diamond ring. diamantine
2. (Jewellery)
a. a colourless exceptionally hard mineral (but often tinted yellow, orange, blue, brown, or black by impurities), found in certain igneous rocks (esp the kimberlites of South Africa). It is used as a gemstone, as an abrasive, and on the working edges of cutting tools. Composition: carbon. Formula: C. Crystal structure: cubic
b. (as modifier): a diamond ring. diamantine
3. (Mathematics) geometry
a. a figure having four sides of equal length forming two acute angles and two obtuse angles; rhombus
b. (modifier) rhombic
4. (Card Games)
a. a red lozenge-shaped symbol on a playing card
b. a card with one or more of these symbols or (when plural) the suit of cards so marked
5. (Baseball) baseball
a. the whole playing field
b. the square formed by the four bases
6. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (formerly) a size of printer's type approximately equal to 4 point
7. (Minerals) black diamond a figurative name for coal
8. (Minerals) an unpolished diamond
9. a person of fine character who lacks refinement and polish
vb
(Jewellery) (tr) to decorate with or as with diamonds
[C13: from Old French diamant, from Medieval Latin diamas, modification of Latin adamas the hardest iron or steel, diamond; see adamant]
ˈdiamond-ˌlike adj

dia•mond

(ˈdaɪ mənd, ˈdaɪ ə-)

n.
1. a pure or nearly pure, extremely hard form of carbon crystallized in the isometric system.
2. a piece of this substance.
3. a transparent, flawless or almost flawless piece of this mineral, esp. when cut and polished, valued as a precious gem.
4. a piece of jewelry containing a diamond.
5. a piece of this mineral used in a drill or cutting tool.
6. an equilateral quadrilateral, esp. as placed with its diagonals vertical and horizontal.
7. a red rhombus-shaped figure on a playing card.
8. a card bearing such figures.
9. diamonds, (used with a sing. or pl. v.) the suit so marked.
10.
a. the infield in baseball.
b. the entire playing field.
adj.
11. made of or set with diamonds.
12. having the shape of a diamond.
13. indicating the 60th or 75th event of a series, as a wedding anniversary.
v.t.
14. to adorn with or as if with diamonds.
Idioms:
diamond in the rough, a person or thing of inherent but uncultivated worth.
[1275–1325; < Old French]

Dia•mond

(ˈdaɪ mənd, ˈdaɪ ə-)

n.

di·a·mond

(dī′ə-mənd)
A form of pure carbon that occurs naturally as a clear crystal and is the hardest of all known minerals. It is used as a gemstone in its finer varieties. Poorly crystallized diamonds are used in abrasives and in industrial cutting tools. See Note at carbon.

diamond

- Developed from adamant—the name of the hardest stone or mineral of ancient times—from Latin adamans, from Greek adamas, "invincible" (a-, "not," and daman, "to tame").
See also related terms for mineral.

diamond


Past participle: diamonded
Gerund: diamonding

Imperative
diamond
diamond
Present
I diamond
you diamond
he/she/it diamonds
we diamond
you diamond
they diamond
Preterite
I diamonded
you diamonded
he/she/it diamonded
we diamonded
you diamonded
they diamonded
Present Continuous
I am diamonding
you are diamonding
he/she/it is diamonding
we are diamonding
you are diamonding
they are diamonding
Present Perfect
I have diamonded
you have diamonded
he/she/it has diamonded
we have diamonded
you have diamonded
they have diamonded
Past Continuous
I was diamonding
you were diamonding
he/she/it was diamonding
we were diamonding
you were diamonding
they were diamonding
Past Perfect
I had diamonded
you had diamonded
he/she/it had diamonded
we had diamonded
you had diamonded
they had diamonded
Future
I will diamond
you will diamond
he/she/it will diamond
we will diamond
you will diamond
they will diamond
Future Perfect
I will have diamonded
you will have diamonded
he/she/it will have diamonded
we will have diamonded
you will have diamonded
they will have diamonded
Future Continuous
I will be diamonding
you will be diamonding
he/she/it will be diamonding
we will be diamonding
you will be diamonding
they will be diamonding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been diamonding
you have been diamonding
he/she/it has been diamonding
we have been diamonding
you have been diamonding
they have been diamonding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been diamonding
you will have been diamonding
he/she/it will have been diamonding
we will have been diamonding
you will have been diamonding
they will have been diamonding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been diamonding
you had been diamonding
he/she/it had been diamonding
we had been diamonding
you had been diamonding
they had been diamonding
Conditional
I would diamond
you would diamond
he/she/it would diamond
we would diamond
you would diamond
they would diamond
Past Conditional
I would have diamonded
you would have diamonded
he/she/it would have diamonded
we would have diamonded
you would have diamonded
they would have diamonded

diamond

Nickname for the infield.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diamond - a transparent piece of diamond that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gemdiamond - a transparent piece of diamond that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem
jewel, precious stone, gem - a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry
sparkler, ice - diamonds; "look at the ice on that dame!"
2.diamond - very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gemdiamond - very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem
atomic number 6, carbon, C - an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds
black diamond, carbonado - an inferior dark diamond used in industry for drilling and polishing
transparent gem - a gemstone having the property of transmitting light without serious diffusion
3.diamond - a parallelogram with four equal sidesdiamond - a parallelogram with four equal sides; an oblique-angled equilateral parallelogram
parallelogram - a quadrilateral whose opposite sides are both parallel and equal in length
4.diamond - a playing card in the minor suit that has one or more red rhombuses on it; "he led a small diamond"; "diamonds were trumps"
minor suit - ( bridge) a suit of inferior scoring value, either diamonds or clubs
playing card - one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games
5.diamond - the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home platediamond - the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
ball field, baseball field, diamond - the baseball playing field
bag, base - a place that the runner must touch before scoring; "he scrambled to get back to the bag"
batter's box - an area on a baseball diamond (on either side of home plate) marked by lines within which the batter must stand when at bat
mound, pitcher's mound, hill - (baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands
short - the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
6.diamond - the baseball playing fielddiamond - the baseball playing field    
ballpark, park - a facility in which ball games are played (especially baseball games); "take me out to the ballpark"
baseball diamond, infield, diamond - the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate
box - any one of several designated areas on a ball field where the batter or catcher or coaches are positioned; "the umpire warned the batter to stay in the batter's box"
outfield - the area of a baseball playing field beyond the lines connecting the bases
athletic field, playing area, playing field, field - a piece of land prepared for playing a game; "the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"
foul line - lines through 1st and 3rd base indicating the boundaries of a baseball field

diamond

noun
Related words
adjective diamantine
Translations
ديناريرَأْس إبْرَة جِهاز التَّسْجيلشَكل الماسَهماسماس، ألماس
diamantkosočtverecdiamantovýkáro
diamantruderrhombe
teemant
timanttivinoneliöruutu
dijamant
gyémántkárótök
demanturtígulltígullaga formdemantsnál
ダイヤモンドひし形
금강석다이아몬드
būgnaibūgnasdeimantasdeimantinė galvutėrombas
briljanta-briljantsdimanta-dimanta galviņadimants
diamantinleggen met diamantruit
diamantdiamantovýkáro
diamantkaro
diamantrombruterbrilliant
เพชรสี่เหลี่ยมขนมเปียกปูน
elmaskarobaklava biçimi
hình thoikim cương

diamond

[ˈdaɪəmənd]
A. N
1. (= mineral) → diamante m; (= jewel) → brillante m, diamante m
diamond cut diamondtal para cual
2. (= shape) → rombo m
3. (Cards) (= standard pack) → diamante m; (Spanish cards) → oro m diamonds (= suit) → diamantes mpl; (in Spanish pack) → oros mpl
the Queen of diamondsla dama or reina de diamantes
4. (Baseball) → campo m de béisbol
B. CPD diamond jubilee Nsexagésimo aniversario m
diamond merchant Ncomerciante mf en diamantes
diamond mine Nmina f de diamantes
diamond necklace Ncollar m de diamantes
diamond ring Nanillo m de diamantes, sortija f de diamantes
diamond wedding (anniversary) Nbodas fpl de diamante

diamond

[ˈdaɪəmənd]
n
(= precious stone) → diamant m
(= shape) → losange m diamonds
npl (CARDS)carreau m
the king of diamonds → le roi de carreau
modif [bracelet, brooch, earrings] → en diamant
diamond ring → bague f en diamant(s)diamond jubilee n(célébration f du) soixantième anniversaire m (d'un événement important)diamond wedding nnoces fpl de diamant

diamond

n
diamonds pl (Cards) → Karo nt; the ace/seven of diamondsdas Karoass/die Karosieben
(Baseball) → Innenfeld nt
(Math: = rhombus) → Raute f

diamond

in cpdsDiamant-; diamond braceletDiamantarmband nt;
diamond cutter
nDiamantschneider(in) m(f); (Ind) → Diamantschleifer(in) m(f)
diamond cutting
nDiamantschleifen nt
diamond drill
diamond jubilee
n60-jähriges Jubiläum
diamond lane
n (US) mit Raute gekennzeichnete Fahrspur, auf der nur Busse, Taxis und Privatautos mit mehr als einem Insassen fahren dürfen
diamond merchant
nDiamantenhändler(in) m(f)
diamond-shaped
diamond wedding

diamond

[ˈdaɪəmənd]
1. n
a. (stone) → diamante m, brillante m; (shape) → rombo, losanga
b. (Cards) diamonds nplquadri mpl
the Queen of diamonds → la donna di quadri
2. adj (necklace) → di diamanti or brillanti
diamond ring → anello di brillanti (with single diamond) → anello con brillante
diamond-shaped → a forma di losanga

diamond

(ˈdaiəmənd) noun
1. a very hard, colourless precious stone. Her brooch had three diamonds in it; (also adjective) a diamond ring.
2. a piece of diamond (often artificial) used as a tip on eg a record-player stylus.
3. a kind of four-sided figure or shape; ♢. There was a pattern of red and yellow diamonds on the floor.
4. one of the playing-cards of the suit diamonds, which have red symbols of this shape on them.
ˈdiamonds noun plural
(sometimes treated as noun singular) one of the four card suits. the five of diamonds.

diamond

ماس, مُعَيـَّن diamant, kosočtverec diamant, ruder Diamant, Raute διαμάντι diamante, rombo timantti, vinoneliö diamant, losange dijamant diamante, rombo ダイヤモンド, ひし形 금강석, 다이아몬드 diamant diamant diament, romb diamante алмаз, ромб diamant, romb เพชร, สี่เหลี่ยมขนมเปียกปูน elmas hình thoi, kim cương 菱形, 钻石
References in classic literature ?
Very clever were some of their productions, pasteboard guitars, antique lamps made of old-fashioned butter boats covered with silver paper, gorgeous robes of old cotton, glittering with tin spangles from a pickle factory, and armor covered with the same useful diamond shaped bits left inn sheets when the lids of preserve pots were cut out.
I used to imagine that the ,nobles' of whom Antonia was always talking probably looked very much like Christian Harling, wore caped overcoats like his, and just such a glittering diamond upon the little finger.
On this eventful day, moreover, there was a certain singular inquietude and excitement in her mood, resembling nothing so much as the shimmer of a diamond, that sparkles and flashes with the varied throbbings of the breast on which it is displayed.
So, though in the clear air of day, suspended against a blue-veined neck, the pure-watered diamond drop will healthful glow; yet, when the cunning jeweller would show you the diamond in its most impressive lustre, he lays it against a gloomy ground, and then lights it up, not by the sun, but by some unnatural gases.
Downstairs, where the greater part of the prisoners were now massed, she sought out the stout personage with the diamond earrings, and had a few whispered words with her.
I make no manner of doubt that you threw a very diamond of truth at me, though you see it hit me so directly in the face that it wasn't exactly appreciated, at first.
He wore a low-crowned, narrow-brimmed straw hat, with a broad blue ribbon around it which had a white anchor embroidered on it in front; nobby short-tailed coat, pantaloons, vest, all trim and neat and up with the fashion; red-striped stockings, very low-quarter patent-leather shoes, tied with black ribbon; blue ribbon around his neck, wide-open collar; tiny diamond studs; wrinkleless kids; projecting cuffs, fastened with large oxidized silver sleeve-buttons, bearing the device of a dog's face--English pug.
Recall the august yet harmonious lineaments, the Grecian neck and bust; let the round and dazzling arm be visible, and the delicate hand; omit neither diamond ring nor gold bracelet; portray faithfully the attire, aerial lace and glistening satin, graceful scarf and golden rose; call it 'Blanche, an accomplished lady of rank.
He's not a rough diamond - a pearl-containing oyster of a rustic: he's a fierce, pitiless, wolfish man.
If I was ever to be a lady, I'd give him a sky-blue coat with diamond buttons, nankeen trousers, a red velvet waistcoat, a cocked hat, a large gold watch, a silver pipe, and a box of money.
A diamond all set round with rubies; that's a gentleman's, I hope
But money is wanted in another quarter," said Anxiety, in a louder voice, "and how will you get it without selling your mother's diamond pin?