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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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It cost her a pang even to think of giving up the little treasures which in her eyes were as precious as the old lady's jewels.
Those narrow straits of Sunda divide Sumatra from Java; and standing midway in that vast rampart of islands, buttressed by that bold green promontory, known to seamen as Java Head; they not a little correspond to the central gateway opening into some vast walled empire: and considering the inexhaustible wealth of spices, and silks, and jewels, and gold, and ivory, with which the thousand islands of that oriental sea are enriched, it seems a significant provision of nature, that such treasures, by the very formation of the land, should at least bear the appearance, however ineffectual, of being guarded from the all-grasping western world.
And, woman, though dressed in silk and jewels, you are but a woman, and, in life's great straits and mighty griefs, ye feel but one sorrow!
The truth was, the nation as a body was in the world for one object, and one only: to grovel before king and Church and noble; to slave for them, sweat blood for them, starve that they might be fed, work that they might play, drink misery to the dregs that they might be happy, go naked that they might wear silks and jewels, pay taxes that they might be spared from pay- ing them, be familiar all their lives with the degrading language and postures of adulation that they might walk in pride and think themselves the gods of this world.
The loveliest maiden is sitting High-throned in yon blue air, Her golden jewels are shining, She combs her golden hair;
As the barkeeper climbed along up, bowing and smiling to everybody, and at last got to the platform, these tents were jerked up aloft all of a sudden, and we saw four noble thrones of gold, all caked with jewels, and in the two middle ones sat old white-whiskered men, and in the two others a couple of the most glorious and gaudy giants, with platter halos and beautiful armor.
I would have sold that knife for a song; I supposed the jewels were glass.
It's rather a small kingdom, I suppose, as kingdoms go, so there isn't much struggle for it in royal circles, and you mustn't expect to see a golden throne set with jewels.
You will be glad to hear (inclining his head, and whispering seriously) that my uncle means to give her all my aunt's jewels.
She expressly conditioned, however, for paying no visits, and would do no more than accompany them to Gray's in Sackville Street, where Elinor was carrying on a negotiation for the exchange of a few old-fashioned jewels of her mother.
It was the strain of a forsaken lady, who, after bewailing the perfidy of her lover, calls pride to her aid; desires her attendant to deck her in her brightest jewels and richest robes, and resolves to meet the false one that night at a ball, and prove to him, by the gaiety of her demeanour, how little his desertion has affected her.
She heard something rustling on the matting and when she looked down she saw a little snake gliding along and watching her with eyes like jewels.