- a male or female given name.
Examples from the Web for emerys
"The Emerys was always a humorous family," remarked Diadema, as she annihilated a fly with a newspaper.
The Hobsons and the Emerys have married one another more 'n once, as fur as that goes.
Dr. Melton had recently evolved for this characteristic of hers one of the explanations which the Emerys found so enigmatic.
It was one of his preposterous speeches which had become a family joke with the Emerys.
- a hard greyish-black mineral consisting of corundum with either magnetite or haematite: used as an abrasive and polishing agent, esp as a coating on paper, cloth, etc. Formula: Al 2 O 3
- (as modifier)emery paper
Word Origin and History for emerys
"granular mixture used as an abrasive," late 15c., from Middle French émeri, from Old French esmeril, from Italian smeriglo, from Vulgar Latin *smyrilium, from Greek smyris "abrasive powder" used for rubbing and polishing, probably a non-Greek word, perhaps from a Semitic source.