- the space enclosed by home plate and the three bases; infield.
- the entire playing field.
verb (used with object)
- diammonium phosphate,
- diamond anniversary,
- diamond bar,
- diamond bird,
- diamond drill,
- diamond dust
Origin of diamond
Examples from the Web for diamond
Diamond Street, for instance, was one of the original players in the zoot suit riots in 1942.The Mexican Mafia Is the Daddy of All Street Gangs|Seth Ferranti|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Casa Bruja is a diamond in the rough, a refuge among all this bedlam.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But they are striving “to shine bright like a diamond” and be happy, and we love them for it.
He took his diamond cutting practice to the United States in 1949 and settled in Houston with his wife, Ann.
Her father, a diamond dealer, moved the family from Tel-Aviv to New York when Kalman was four.
Diamond had not seen the lightning, for he had been intent on finding the face of North Wind.
By the Diamond, in the eye of Others, in society, money or art.The Square of Sevens|E. Irenaeus Stevenson
It blew into Diamond's heart, and made him so happy that he was forced to sit down and cry.
Roll puff paste ¼ of an inch thick, cut in diamond shaped pieces, chill thoroughly, and bake about 15 minutes.365 Luncheon Dishes|Anonymous
Our nautical experts (who had been at sea for three weeks anyhow) opined that it was "steering" for the Diamond Fields.The Siege of Kimberley|T. Phelan
- a colourless exceptionally hard mineral (but often tinted yellow, orange, blue, brown, or black by impurities), found in certain igneous rocks (esp the kimberlites of South Africa). It is used as a gemstone, as an abrasive, and on the working edges of cutting tools. Composition: carbon. Formula: C. Crystal structure: cubic
- (as modifier)a diamond ring Related adjective: diamantine
- a figure having four sides of equal length forming two acute angles and two obtuse angles; rhombus
- (modifier) rhombic
- a red lozenge-shaped symbol on a playing card
- a card with one or more of these symbols or (when plural) the suit of cards so marked
- the whole playing field
- the square formed by the four bases
- an unpolished diamond
- a person of fine character who lacks refinement and polish
Word Origin for diamond
early 14c., from Old French diamant, from Medieval Latin diamantem (nominative diamas), from Vulgar Latin *adiamantem (altered by influence of the many Greek words in dia-), from Latin adamantem (nominative adamans) "the hardest metal," later, "diamond" (see adamant). Playing card suit is from 1590s; Sense in baseball is American English, 1875.