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lap·i·dar·y

 (lăp′ĭ-dĕr′ē)
n. pl. lap·i·dar·ies
1. One who cuts, polishes, or engraves gems.
2. A dealer in precious or semiprecious stones.
adj.
1. Of or relating to precious stones or the art of working with them.
2.
a. Engraved in stone.
b. Marked by conciseness, precision, or refinement of expression: lapidary prose.
c. Sharply or finely delineated: a face with lapidary features.

[Middle English lapidarie, from Old French lapidaire, from Latin lapidārius, from lapis, lapid-, stone.]
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lapidary

(ˈlæpɪdərɪ)
n, pl -daries
1. (Professions) a person whose business is to cut, polish, set, or deal in gemstones
2. (Jewellery) a person whose business is to cut, polish, set, or deal in gemstones
adj
3. (Jewellery) of or relating to gemstones or the work of a lapidary
4. (Jewellery) Also: lapidarian engraved, cut, or inscribed in a stone or gemstone
5. of sufficiently high quality to be engraved on a stone: a lapidary inscription.
[C14: from Latin lapidārius, from lapid-, lapis stone]
ˌlapiˈdarian adj
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lap•i•dar•y

(ˈlæp ɪˌdɛr i)

n., pl. -dar•ies,
adj. n.
1. Also, lap′i•dist. a worker who cuts, polishes, and engraves precious stones.
2. Also, la•pid•ar•ist (ləˈpɪd ər ɪst) an expert in precious stones and the art or techniques used in cutting and engraving them.
3. the art of cutting, polishing, and engraving precious stones.
4. an old book on the lore of gems.
adj.
5. of or pertaining to the cutting or engraving of precious stones.
6. characterized by an exactitude and extreme refinement that suggests gem cutting: a lapidary style; lapidary verse.
7. of, pertaining to, or suggestive of inscriptions on stone monuments.
Also, lap•i•dar•i•an (ˌlæp ɪˈdɛər i ən)
[1325–75; Middle English lapidarie (n.) < Latin lapidārius of stone, stone-cutter =lapid-, s. of lapis stone + -ārius -ary]
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lapidary

1. one who cuts, polishes, or engraves precious stones.
2. a cutter of gemstones, especially diamonds.
3. the art of cutting gemstones.
4. a connoisseur of cut gemstones and the art of their cutting. — lapidarist, n.lapidarian, adj.
See also: Gems
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lapidary - an expert on precious stones and the art of cutting and engraving them
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
2.lapidary - a skilled worker who cuts and engraves precious stones
engraver - a skilled worker who can inscribe designs or writing onto a surface by carving or etching
Adj.1.lapidary - of or relating to precious stones or the art of working with them; "the ring is of no lapidary value"- Lord Byron; "lapidary art"
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Translations

lapidary

[ˈlæpɪdərɪ]
A. ADJlapidario
B. Nlapidario/a m/f
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lapidary

adj lapidary art(Edel)steinschneidekunst f; lapidary inscriptionin Stein gehauene Inschrift
nSteinschneider(in) m(f)
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