- the space enclosed by home plate and the three bases; infield.
- the entire playing field.
verb (used with object)
Origin of diamond
Related Words for diamondsjewel, gem, rhinestone, paragon, ice, lozenge, rock, zircon, corundum, rhombus, allotrope, solitaire, brilliant, bort, jager
Examples from the Web for diamonds
Contemporary Examples of diamonds
She jumped bail to Canada, with more than $1 million in cash and diamonds, and settled in Hamilton, Ontario.
“They call me Ma because I give them money and horses and diamonds,” Mandelbaum reportedly said.
The diamonds flashed fire as I turned to the mirror, and the heavy beaten gold burned like a halo about my head.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
Robert W. Chambers
February 20, 2014
The diamonds feature people with wrapped faces and wrapped bodies while the clubs have amputated and dismembered bodies.Aces High: Where to Buy Affordable Art
February 15, 2014
Covered partly by a pillow and decked out in diamonds, it comes as no surprise that Cyrus has stripped down.Fashion Critic Cathy Horyn Leaves New York Times; Miley Cyrus Gets Naked For 'W' Magazine
The Fashion Beast Team
January 31, 2014
Historical Examples of diamonds
She was also afflicted with a high color, and a chronic eruption of diamonds.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Why not have detectives as guards—as if I wore a fortune in diamonds?The Bacillus of Beauty
Her lamb had a fleece of diamonds, and her palm-branch had become the colour of heaven.
He will go into a palace, where all the furniture will be of gold, encrusted in diamonds.
They call my name Pluto; and I am the king of diamonds and all other precious stones.Tanglewood Tales
- 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
- 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.