verb (used with object), gemmed, gem·ming.
Origin of gem
Examples from the Web for gemlike
It looks cold until the rocks warm it with their gemlike tints, like a bride's jewels gleaming through her veil.A Touch Of Sun And Other Stories|Mary Hallock Foote
Gardens of tulips are radiant, and mountain valleys touch the soul with the beauty of their pure and gemlike hues.Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3|John Addington Symonds
One might fill many pages with detailed descriptions of the frescoes on the walls and vaulting of this gemlike church.Pictures in Umbria|Katharine S. (Katharine Sarah) Macquoid
Here was a land whose common substance had this gemlike opalescence.Marriage|H. G. Wells
He raised his eyes, and a bitter smile appeared on his gemlike lips.Sacrifice|Stephen French Whitman
British Dictionary definitions for gemlike
verb gems, gemming or gemmed
Word Origin for gem
Word Origin and History for gemlike
Old English gimm "precious stone, gem, jewel," also "eye," from Latin gemma "precious stone, jewel," originally "bud," perhaps from the root *gen- "to produce," or from PIE *gembh- "tooth, nail." Of persons, from late 13c. Forms in -i-, -y- were lost early 14c., and the modern form of the word probably representing a Middle English borrowing from Old French gemme (12c.). As a verb, from c.1600, "to adorn with gems;" mid-12c. as "to bud."