precious stone


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precious stone

n.
Any of several gems, traditionally including the diamond, emerald, ruby, and sapphire, that historically had high economic value because of rarity or appearance.

precious stone

n
(Minerals) any of certain rare minerals, such as diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald, or opal, that are highly valued as gemstones
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.precious stone - a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelryprecious stone - 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
Translations
حِجار كَريمَه
drahokam
ædelsten
gimsteinn
değerli taş

precious stone

nEdelstein m

precious

(ˈpreʃəs) adjective
of great value. precious jewels.
precious metal
a valuable metal such as gold, silver or platinum.
precious stone
a jewel; a gem. diamonds, emeralds and other precious stones.
precious few/little
very few/little. I've precious little money left.
References in classic literature ?
A COCK, scratching for food for himself and his hens, found a precious stone and exclaimed: "If your owner had found thee, and not I, he would have taken thee up, and have set thee in thy first estate; but I have found thee for no purpose.
A plaything let woman be, pure and fine like the precious stone, illumined with the virtues of a world not yet come.
The log walls of the barn and its snow-covered roof, that looked as if hewn out of some precious stone, sparkled in the moonlight.
Miserable women, whose faces never smile, haunt the butchers' shops in such London localities as these, with relics of the men's wages saved from the public-house clutched fast in their hands, with eyes that devour the meat they dare not buy, with eager fingers that touch it covetously, as the fingers of their richer sisters touch a precious stone.
Here, in a new shrine--in a hall inlaid with precious stones, under a roof supported by pillars of gold--the moon-god was set up and worshipped.
There were also precious stones among the treasure, glittering and sparkling, so that it is a wonder how their radiance could have been concealed.
A richly wrought leathern girdle, studded with precious stones, and held in place by a huge carved buckle of gold, clasped the garment about her waist so that the upper portion fell outward over the girdle after the manner of a blouse.
Devoid of parents, devoid of relations, devoid of flocks and herds, devoid of gold and silver and of precious stones.
Make him give you, besides, the queenly robes of gold and precious stones which are like the flowery meadows, and bring them both to me.
He went to others of the chests, only to find still further stores of precious stones.
On the platform proper squatted an enormous warrior heavily loaded with metal ornaments, gay-colored feathers and beautifully wrought leather trappings ingeniously set with precious stones.
When you get there I want you to conquer the Oz people, destroy them and their city, and bring all their gold and silver and precious stones back to my cavern.