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[ bih-joo-uh l ]
/ 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.

Nearby words

beit knesset, beja, bejabbers, bejel, bejesus, bejewel, bejeweled, bejewelled, bekaa, bekesy, georg von, bekhterev

Origin of bejewel

First recorded in 1550–60; be- + jewel Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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


/ (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

Word Origin and History for bejewel



1550s, from be- + jewel. Related: Bejeweled.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper