[ em-uh-ree, em-ree ]
/ ˈɛm ə ri, ˈɛm ri /


a male or female given name.
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Examples from the Web for emerys

  • Dr. Melton had recently evolved for this characteristic of hers one of the explanations which the Emerys found so enigmatic.

    The Squirrel-Cage|Dorothy Canfield
  • "The Emerys was always a humorous family," remarked Diadema, as she annihilated a fly with a newspaper.

    The Village Watch-Tower|(AKA Kate Douglas Riggs) Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • The Hobsons and the Emerys have married one another more 'n once, as fur as that goes.

    The Village Watch-Tower|(AKA Kate Douglas Riggs) Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • It was one of his preposterous speeches which had become a family joke with the Emerys.

    The Squirrel-Cage|Dorothy Canfield

British Dictionary definitions for emerys

/ (ˈɛmərɪ) /


  1. 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
  2. (as modifier)emery paper

Word Origin for emery

C15: from Old French esmeril, ultimately from Greek smuris powder for rubbing
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