bejewel

[ bih-joo-uhl ]
/ bɪˈdʒu əl /

verb (used with object), be·jew·eled, be·jew·el·ing or (especially British) be·jew·elled, be·jew·el·ling.

to adorn with or as if with jewels.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THESE WORDS FROM BROWN GIRL DREAMING!

Visualize yourself passing this quiz on words from Jacqueline Woodson’s exquisite verse novel “Brown Girl Dreaming,” and then take the quiz to prove you can do it! (Because you can.)
Question 1 of 10
What does “barren” mean?

Origin of bejewel

First recorded in 1550–60; be- + jewel
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for bejewel

  • I am going to bejewel my house with books and then I am going to live.

    The Jucklins|Opie Read

British Dictionary definitions for bejewel

bejewel
/ (bɪˈdʒuːəl) /

verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled

(tr) to decorate with or as if with jewels
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012