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Definitions of gem

  1. 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
  2. art highly prized for its beauty or perfection Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a sweet quick bread baked in a cup-shaped pan Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a person who is a brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. A bud. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. To put forth in the form of buds. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To adorn with gems or precious stones. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To embellish or adorn, as with gems; as, a foliage gemmed with dewdrops. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A precious stone; leaf bud; any perfect or rare object; jewel. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To adorn with, or as with, gems. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Gemmed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Gemming. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. 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.
  17. To adorn with gems:-pr.p. gemming; pa.p. gemmed'. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. A precious stone; anything rare and precious. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. To adorn with gems. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. A precious stone. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. 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.
  22. To bud. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. jem, n. any precious stone, esp. when cut: anything extremely valuable or attractive, a treasure.--v.t. (obs.) to bud: to adorn with gems: to bespangle:--pr.p. gem'ming; pa.p. gemmed.--ns. GEM'-CUT'TING, the art of cutting and polishing precious stones; GEM'-ENGRAV'ING, the art of engraving figures on gems.--adj. GEM'MEOUS, pertaining to gems.--n. GEM'MERY, gems generally.--adj. GEM'MY, full of gems, brilliant. [A.S. gim; Old High Ger. gimma--L. gemma, a bud.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  26. Precious stone, esp. when cut and polished; object of great beauty or worth, choicest part of, prized thing; precious or semi-precious stone with engraved design; hence gemmy a. (Vb) adorn (as) with gg. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  27. n. [Latin] A bud;—a precious stone of any kind, especially when cut and polished for ornament; a jewel. Cabinet Dictionary
  28. A jewel, a precious stone of whatever kind; the first bud. Complete Dictionary

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