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carat

the weight of precious stones, especially diamonds: The stone in her engagement ring was over two carats.
Not to be confused with:
caret – a writer’s and a proofreader’s mark: A caret is a symbol that is used to indicate where material is to be inserted in a document.
karat – proportion of pure gold used with an alloy: Her earrings were made of 24 karat gold.

car·at

 (kăr′ət)
n. Abbr. c or car.
1. A unit of weight for precious stones, equal to 200 milligrams.
2. Variant of karat.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin quarātus, from Arabic qīrāṭ, a measure of weight, from Greek kerātion, carob pod, a measure of weight (originally defined in reference to a dried carob seed), from diminutive of keras, kerāt-, horn (from the pod's shape ); see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

carat

(ˈkærət)
n
1. (Units) a measure of the weight of precious stones, esp diamonds. It was formerly defined as 3.17 grains, but the international carat is now standardized as 0.20 grams
2. (Units) Usual US spelling: karat a measure of the proportion of gold in an alloy, expressed as the number of parts of gold in 24 parts of the alloy
[C16: from Old French, from Medieval Latin carratus, from Arabic qīrāt weight of four grains, carat, from Greek keration a little horn, from keras horn]

car•at

(ˈkær ət)

n.
1. a unit of weight in gemstones, 200 milligrams (about 3 grains of troy or avoirdupois weight). Abbr.: c., ct.
2. karat.
[1545–55; < Medieval Latin carratus (used by alchemists) < Arabic qīrāṭ weight of 4 grains < Greek kerátion carob bean, weight of 3? grains, literally, little horn]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carat - a unit of weight for precious stones = 200 mg
metric weight unit, weight unit - a decimal unit of weight based on the gram
decigram, dg - 1/10 gram
g, gm, gram, gramme - a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram
2.carat - the unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy; 18-karat gold is 75% gold; 24-karat gold is pure gold
unit, unit of measurement - any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange; "the dollar is the United States unit of currency"; "a unit of wheat is a bushel"; "change per unit volume"
Translations
قِيراطقيراطُ ذَهَبوَزْنُ الأحْجار الكَريمَه
karát
karat
karaatti
karat
karát
karat
カラット
캐럿
karatas
karāts
karát
karat
กะรัต
kara

carat

[ˈkærət] Nquilate m
24-carat goldoro m de 24 quilates

carat

[ˈkærət]
ncarat m
adj
l8 carat gold → or m à l8 carats

carat

nKarat nt; nine carat goldneunkarätiges Gold

carat

[ˈkærət] ncarato
18 carat gold → oro a 18 carati

carat

(ˈkӕrət) noun
1. a measure of weight for precious stones.
2. a unit for stating the purity of gold. an eighteen-carat gold ring.

carat

قِيراط karát karat Karat καράτι quilate karaatti carat karat carato カラット 캐럿 karaat karat karat quilate карат karat กะรัต kırat kara 克拉

carat

n quilate m; 14 — gold oro de 14 quilates
References in classic literature ?
The furniture of the narrow chamber of death we had just visited weighed six millions of francs in ounces and carats alone, without a penny thrown into the account for the costly workmanship bestowed upon them!
As for the third chest, it was only about a fourth full, but the stones were all picked ones; none less than twenty carats, and some of them as large as pigeon-eggs.
We've hit the trail together afore now, and he's eighteen carat from his moccasins up, damn his mangy old hide, anyway.
On this 18-karat white gold Reflection de Cartier ring, 12 baguette-cut diamonds (1.13 carats) meet 16 brilliant-cut diamonds (1.02 carats)
The oval-cut 59.6 carat jewel is the largest flawless or internally flawless, fancy vivid pink diamond that the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has ever graded.
According to figures from the Dubai World Statistics Department, a total of 80 million carats of polished diamonds were traded through the emirate in 2009 increasing by more than 150 percent from 2008 when 32 million carats were traded.
John dome-styled ring with triple row of pave-set diamonds, $5,571; limited-edition Scavia fan ring with 3.16 carats of diamonds, $15,564; and Damiani multi-row fan ring with a total of 47 diamonds, $11,940, Tilden Ross Jewelers.
Uncut, it weighed 777 carats - almost six ounces - and De Beers spent six months studying it before cutting it.
The Orapa mine in Botswana's semi-arid desert conditions is undergoing a major P1.58bn ($350m) development programme which will double its treatment capacity and should culminate in annual output rising from about 6m carats to about 12m in 2000.
Average prices in the first half stood at USD405 per carat on sales of 4,365 carats versus USD340 on sales of 2,419 carats.
Botswana (Debswana) production decreased by nine per cent to 5.7 million carats. This was driven by a decrease at Orapa2 of 23 per cent to 2.5 million carats following a planned plant shut down brought forward from H2 2019, which impacted production in late Q1 and early Q2.
The parcel of 4,376 carats of Mothae diamonds sold for gross proceeds of US$1.8 million (A$2.5 million).