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em·er·ald

 (ĕm′ər-əld, ĕm′rəld)
n.
1. A brilliant green to grass-green transparent variety of beryl, used as a gemstone.
2. A strong yellowish green.
adj.
Of a strong yellowish green.

[Middle English emeraude, from Old French, from Medieval Latin esmeralda, esmeraldus, from Latin smaragdus, from Greek smaragdos; akin to Sanskrit marakatam, probably of Semitic origin; akin to Akkadian barraqtu and Hebrew bāreqet, a kind of gemstone (probably emerald); see brq in Semitic roots.]

emerald

(ˈɛmərəld; ˈɛmrəld)
n
1. (Minerals) a green transparent variety of beryl: highly valued as a gem
2. (Colours)
a. the clear green colour of an emerald
b. (as adjective): an emerald carpet.
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (formerly) a size of printer's type approximately equal to 6 point
4. (Animals) short for emerald moth
[C13: from Old French esmeraude, from Latin smaragdus, from Greek smaragdos; related to Sanskrit marakata emerald]

em•er•ald

(ˈɛm ər əld, ˈɛm rəld)

n.
1. a rare variety of beryl that is colored green by chromium and valued as a gem.
3. Ornith. any of numerous small bright green hummingbirds of the genus Chlorostilbon.
adj.
4. having a clear, deep green color.
[1250–1300; < Old French esmeralde, esmeragde < Latin smaragdus < Greek smáragdos; probably ultimately < Semitic b-r-q shine (≫ Skt marāk(a)la emerald)]

em·er·ald

(ĕm′ər-əld)
A transparent, green form of the mineral beryl. It is valued as a gem.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.emerald - a green transparent form of berylemerald - a green transparent form of beryl; highly valued as a gemstone
beryl - the chief source of beryllium; colored transparent varieties are valued as gems
transparent gem - a gemstone having the property of transmitting light without serious diffusion
2.emerald - a transparent piece of emerald 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
3.emerald - the green color of an emerald
green, viridity, greenness - green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass
Translations
زُمُرُّدزُمُرُّد أخْضَر
smaragdsmaragdgrøn
smaragdsmaragdzöld
smaragîgrænnsmaragîur
smaragdassmaragdo spalva
smaragda krāsas-smaragdssmaragdzaļš
smaragd
smaragdsmaragden
zümrützümrüt yeşili

emerald

[ˈemərəld]
A. N (= stone) → esmeralda f; (= colour) → verde m esmeralda
B. ADJ (also emerald green) → verde esmeralda
C. CPD [necklace, bracelet, ring] → de esmeraldas
the Emerald Isle Nla verde Irlanda

emerald

[ˈɛmərəld]
n
(= gem) → émeraude f
(= colour) (also emerald green) → vert m émeraude
adj (in colour) [eyes, lake, sea] → émeraude inv
modif (made with emeralds) [ring, necklace, brooch] → d'émeraude, en émeraude

emerald

n
(= stone)Smaragd m
(= colour)Smaragdgrün nt
adjsmaragden, Smaragd-; (colour also) → smaragdgrün; emerald ringSmaragdring m

emerald

[ˈɛmərld]
1. n (stone) → smeraldo; (colour) → verde m smeraldo
2. adj (necklace, bracelet) → di smeraldi; (colour) (also emerald green) → verde smeraldo inv

emerald

(ˈemərəld) noun
1. a type of precious stone, green in colour.
2. (also emerald green) its colour (also adjective). She has an emerald (green) coat.
References in classic literature ?
As we advanced and left the track, we trod a soft turf, mossy fine and emerald green, minutely enamelled with a tiny white flower, and spangled with a star-like yellow blossom: the hills, meantime, shut us quite in; for the glen, towards its head, wound to their very core.
He went to the Gallapagos, a horrid dry place on the Equator, where he was nearly baked to death; he went to the Georgia Islands, the Orkneys, Emerald Island, Little Nightingale Island, Gough's Island, Bouvet's Island, the Crossets, and even to a little speck of an island south of the Cape of Good Hope.
On his elephant's neck sits an officer, his golden lance in his hand, and behind him stands another bearing a pillar of gold, at the top of which is an emerald as long as my hand.
Everything is gray except the green grass, which seems like emerald amongst it, gray earthy rock, gray clouds, tinged with the sunburst at the far edge, hang over the gray sea, into which the sandpoints stretch like gray figures.
The magical colours disappeared by degrees, and the shades of emerald and sapphire were effaced.
There was an emerald flash in his eyes as he glanced at me from the shadow of the trees, a half-luminous colour that vanished as he turned his head again.
With his scarlet wings and emerald body, it was really the image of Loulou.
MY DEAREST MAKAR ALEXIEVITCH,--For God's sake go to the jeweller's, and tell him that, after all, he need not make the pearl and emerald earrings.
The country was beautiful, intersected by valleys as green as the emerald.
She came with her candle and stood over me with a bitter smile of contempt; I saw the great emerald brooch on her bosom, a studded serpent with diamond eyes.
That each seemed pendulous in air -- so mirror-like was the glassy water, that it was scarcely possible to say at what point upon the slope of the emerald turf its crystal dominion began.
This ring--" He slipped an emerald snake ring from his finger and held it out upon the palm of his hand.