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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 they drew nearer to the Emerald City the travelers were filled with admiration for the splendid scenery they beheld.
The Emerald City, which is the most splendid as well as the most beautiful city in any fairyland, is surrounded by a high, thick wall of green marble, polished smooth and set with glistening emeralds.
For Ozma of Oz ruled the King of the Munchkins, the King of the Winkies, the King of the Quadlings and the King of the Gillikins just as those kings ruled their own people; and this supreme ruler of the Land of Oz lived in a great town of her own, called the Emerald City, which was in the exact center of the four kingdoms of the Land of Oz.
The Munchkin king entertained them at his palace that night, and in the morning they set out for the Emerald City, travelling over a road of yellow brick that led straight to the jewel-studded gates.
We will go to the Emerald City and ask the Great Oz how to get back to Kansas again.
Within a short time she was walking briskly toward the Emerald City, her silver shoes tinkling merrily on the hard, yellow road-bed.
I'm not exactly sure," said the boy; "but I believe we are headed South, and that will bring us, sooner or later, to the Emerald City.
But in the Emerald City everything is green that is purple here.
But I'm afraid you cannot rule the Emerald City, as you used to, because we now have a beautiful Princess whom everyone loves dearly.
But I assure you, my good people, that I do not wish to rule the Emerald City," he added, earnestly.
March your army at once to the Land of Oz, capture and destroy the Emerald City, and bring back to me my Magic Belt
Oh, he lives in the Emerald City, which is just in the middle of Oz, where the corners of the four countries meet.