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Definitions of gem

  1. To bud. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To put forth in the form of buds. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To adorn with gems or precious stones. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To embellish or adorn, as with gems; as, a foliage gemmed with dewdrops. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To adorn with, or as with, gems. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. To adorn with gems:-pr.p. gemming; pa.p. gemmed'. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To adorn with gems. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To adorn with precious stones; to embellish; to bespangle; to put forth the first buds. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry; "he had the gem set in a ring for his wife"; "she had jewels made of all the rarest stones" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. A bud. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. A precious stone of any kind, as the ruby, emerald, topaz, sapphire, beryl, spinel, etc., especially when cut and polished for ornament; a jewel. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Anything of small size, or expressed within brief limits, which is regarded as a gem on account of its beauty or value, as a small picture, a verse of poetry, a witty or wise saying. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A precious stone; leaf bud; any perfect or rare object; jewel. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Leaf-bud: any precious stone, especially when cut: anything extremely valuable or attractive. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. A precious stone; anything rare and precious. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. A precious stone. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. A precious stone, especially when cut for ornament, as the diamond, ruby, &c.; anything like a gem for lustre, beauty, or value; a leaf-bud. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. A precious stone of any kind; in bot., a bud; anything exceedingly beautiful or attractive. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. Gemmed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for gem

  1. Well, what can this gem among Spiders do? – The Life of the Spider by J. Henri Fabre
  2. A fine Latin letter was a gem which a man envied his neighbour. – Erasmus and the Age of Reformation by Johan Huizinga
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