jewel


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jew·el

 (jo͞o′əl)
n.
1.
a. A precious stone; a gem.
b. A small natural or artificial gem used as a bearing in a watch.
2. A costly ornament of precious metal or gems.
3. One that is treasured or esteemed.
tr.v. jew·eled, jew·el·ing, jew·els or jew·elled or jew·el·ling
1. To adorn with jewels.
2. To fit with jewels.

[Middle English juel, from Anglo-Norman, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *iocāle, from neuter of *iocālis, of play, from Latin iocus, joke; see yek- in Indo-European roots.]

jewel

(ˈdʒuːəl)
n
1. (Jewellery) a precious or semiprecious stone; gem
2. a person or thing resembling a jewel in preciousness, brilliance, etc
3. a gemstone, often synthetically produced, used as a bearing in a watch
4. (Jewellery) a piece of jewellery
5. (Ceramics) an ornamental glass boss, sometimes faceted, used in stained glasswork
6. jewel in the crown the most valuable, esteemed, or successful person or thing of a number: who will be the jewel in the crown of English soccer?.
vb, -els, -elling or -elled, -els, -eling or -eled
(tr) to fit or decorate with a jewel or jewels
[C13: from Old French jouel, perhaps from jeu game, from Latin jocus]
ˈjewelled, ˈjeweled adj
ˈjewel-ˌlike adj

jew•el

(ˈdʒu əl)

n., v. -eled, -el•ing (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling. n.
1. a cut and polished precious stone; gem.
2. a fashioned ornament for personal adornment, esp. of a precious metal set with gems.
3. a person or thing that is treasured, esteemed, or indispensable.
4. a durable bearing used in fine timepieces and other delicate instruments, made of natural or synthetic precious stone or other very hard material.
v.t.
5. to set or adorn with jewels.
[1250–1300; Middle English jouel, juel < Anglo-French jeul, Old French jouel, joel < Vulgar Latin *jocāle plaything, n. use of neuter of *jocālis (adj.) of play = Latin joc(us) joke + -ālis -al1]

jewel


Past participle: jewelled
Gerund: jewelling

Imperative
jewel
jewel
Present
I jewel
you jewel
he/she/it jewels
we jewel
you jewel
they jewel
Preterite
I jewelled
you jewelled
he/she/it jewelled
we jewelled
you jewelled
they jewelled
Present Continuous
I am jewelling
you are jewelling
he/she/it is jewelling
we are jewelling
you are jewelling
they are jewelling
Present Perfect
I have jewelled
you have jewelled
he/she/it has jewelled
we have jewelled
you have jewelled
they have jewelled
Past Continuous
I was jewelling
you were jewelling
he/she/it was jewelling
we were jewelling
you were jewelling
they were jewelling
Past Perfect
I had jewelled
you had jewelled
he/she/it had jewelled
we had jewelled
you had jewelled
they had jewelled
Future
I will jewel
you will jewel
he/she/it will jewel
we will jewel
you will jewel
they will jewel
Future Perfect
I will have jewelled
you will have jewelled
he/she/it will have jewelled
we will have jewelled
you will have jewelled
they will have jewelled
Future Continuous
I will be jewelling
you will be jewelling
he/she/it will be jewelling
we will be jewelling
you will be jewelling
they will be jewelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been jewelling
you have been jewelling
he/she/it has been jewelling
we have been jewelling
you have been jewelling
they have been jewelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been jewelling
you will have been jewelling
he/she/it will have been jewelling
we will have been jewelling
you will have been jewelling
they will have been jewelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been jewelling
you had been jewelling
he/she/it had been jewelling
we had been jewelling
you had been jewelling
they had been jewelling
Conditional
I would jewel
you would jewel
he/she/it would jewel
we would jewel
you would jewel
they would jewel
Past Conditional
I would have jewelled
you would have jewelled
he/she/it would have jewelled
we would have jewelled
you would have jewelled
they would have jewelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jewel - a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelryjewel - a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry
crown jewel - a precious stone that is a valuable part of a sovereign's regalia
jewellery, jewelry - an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)
solitaire - a gem (usually a diamond) in a setting by itself
diamond - a transparent piece of diamond that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem
ruby - a transparent piece of ruby that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem
pearl - a smooth lustrous round structure inside the shell of a clam or oyster; much valued as a jewel
emerald - a transparent piece of emerald that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem
sapphire - a transparent piece of sapphire that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem
2.jewel - a person who is as brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Verb1.jewel - adorn or decorate with precious stonesjewel - adorn or decorate with precious stones; "jeweled dresses"
adorn, decorate, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify - make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"

jewel

noun
1. gemstone, gem, precious stone, brilliant, ornament, trinket, sparkler (informal), rock (slang) a golden box containing precious jewels
2. treasure, wonder, prize, darling, pearl, gem, paragon, pride and joy Barbados is a perfect jewel of an island.
jewel in the crown masterpiece, classic, jewel, tour de force (French), pièce de résistance (French), magnum opus, master work, chef-d'oeuvre (French) His achievement is astonishing and this book is the jewel in the crown.
Translations
drahokamšperkklenot
juvelsmykkeædelsten
gemojuvelo
kalliskivi
helmijalokivikoru
draguljdragulje
ékszer
gimsteinn
宝石
보석
juvelyrasjuvelyriniai dirbiniaipapuoštas brangakmeniais
dārgakmens
klenot
dragulj
juvelsmycken
เพชรพลอย
đá quýtrang sức

jewel

[ˈdʒuːəl]
A. N (= precious stone) → piedra f preciosa; (= ornament) → joya f, alhaja f; (= stone in watch) → rubí m (fig) (= person, thing) → joya f
B. CPD jewel case Njoyero m

jewel

[ˈdʒuːəl] n
(= precious stone) → bijou m, joyau m
(fig) (= gem) → joyau m
the jewel in sb's crown
This latest book is the jewel in his crown → Ce dernier livre est le couronnement de sa carrière.
it's the jewel in the crown of ... → c'est le joyau de ..., c'est le plus beau fleuron de ...jewel case n
(for jewellery)coffret m à bijoux
(for CD)boîtier m de disque compact

jewel

n
(= gem)Edelstein m, → Juwel nt (geh); (= piece of jewellery)Schmuckstück nt; a case full of jewelsein Koffer voll Juwelen or wertvoller Schmuckstücke
(of watch)Stein m
(fig: = person) → Juwel nt, → Goldstück nt (inf); this new book is the jewel in her crowndieses neue Buch ist ihr Meisterwerk

jewel

[ˈdʒuːəl] n (stone) → pietra preziosa; (ornament) → gioiello; (of watch) → rubino (fig) → gioiello, perla

jewel

(ˈdʒuːəl) noun
a precious stone. rubies, emeralds and other jewels.
ˈjewelled , (American) ˈjeweled adjective
ornamented with jewels. a jewelled crown.
ˈjeweller , (American) ˈjeweler noun
a person who makes, or deals in, ornaments and other articles made of precious stones and metals.
ˈjewellery , (American) ˈjewelry noun
articles made or sold by a jeweller, and worn for personal adornment, eg bracelets, necklaces, brooches, rings etc.

jewel

جَوْهَرَة, جَوْهَرَةٌ drahokam, šperk juvel, smykke Edelstein, Juwel κόσμημα, πολύτιμος λίθος joya jalokivi bijou dragulj gioiello 宝石 보석 juweel, sieraad juvel biżuteria, klejnot joia, joias, pedra preciosa драгоценность, драгоценный камень juvel, smycken เพชรพลอย mücevher đá quý, trang sức 宝石, 珠宝
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To examine and arrange these things gave Amy great satisfaction, especially the jewel cases, in which on velvet cushions reposed the ornaments which had adorned a belle forty years ago.
Carefully, as though about to exhibit some, precious jewel, he loosened the oiled-silk wrappings and showed a large map, on thin but tough paper.
He now dug into the poor clergyman's heart, like a miner searching for gold; or, rather, like a sexton delving into a grave, possibly in quest of a jewel that had been buried on the dead man's bosom, but likely to find nothing save mortality and corruption.
Manure is evidently the Black-Forester's main treasure--his coin, his jewel, his pride, his Old Master, his ceramics, his bric-a-brac, his darling, his title to public consideration, envy, veneration, and his first solicitude when he gets ready to make his will.
Tom got out his chiefest jewel, a brass knob from the top of an andiron, and passed it around her so that she could see it, and said:
In his last he recommended my jewel to be careful of his; and kind to her when he got her.
Miss Havisham beckoned her to come close, and took up a jewel from the table, and tried its effect upon her fair young bosom and against her pretty brown hair.
You know I'm a jewel for 'ticing people into bargains.
A Saxon heiress of large possessions,'' replied the Prior Aymer; ``a rose of loveliness, and a jewel of wealth; the fairest among a thousand, a bundle of myrrh, and a cluster of camphire.
She wore a moss-coloured velvet jerkin with cinnamon sleeves, slim, brown, cross-gartered hose, a dainty little green cap with a hawk's feather caught in a jewel, and a hooded cloak lined with dull red.
When Margarita had finished singing the ballad of the KING OF THULE, she was loudly cheered and again when she came to the end of the jewel song:
So far all goes well," said Don Quixote; "but tell me what jewel was it that she gave thee on taking thy leave, in return for thy tidings of me?