noun, plural gems·es [gem-siz, -ziz] /ˈgɛm sɪz, -zɪz/.
Origin of gems
verb (used with object), gemmed, gem·ming.
Origin of gem
Examples from the Web for gems
Deadspin pointed out some of the lows of his argument—and wow, are there some gems.
He signed into CLASH OF CLANS, and quickly burned through the “gems” in his stockpile.Woman Finds Mysterious Charges on Her iTunes Bill: A Modern Whodunit!|Nancy Neufeld Callaway|January 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the list also includes some gems we have forgotten about by now.Most-Watched YouTube Videos of 2013: Ylvis, Harlem Shake & More (WATCH)|Jimmy So|December 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It was made by society jewelers Garrard, who refashioned the gems from a pendant she was given by her husband, George VI.
Gems are far scarcer, but anytime a player is running low, they can always open their wallet and buy some.A Game Called The Tribez: Inside the City-Building Behemoth|Alec Kubas-Meyer|October 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Her blue eyes burned on the gems with a strange and haunted light.
So we went to work immediately, and here are the "Gems Gathered in Haste."Gems Gathered in Haste|Anonymous
In its columns will be found a choice variety of Gems in every department of Literature, of interest to the general reader.
Your ladyship has only to sign this paper,” replied Barclay, “and hand me 600 pounds, and the gems come back to their owner.The Master of the Ceremonies|George Manville Fenn
The matter of the gems was not important in the case, but there is sure to be a great fuss and search for the missing Indians.Colonel Thorndyke's Secret|G. A. Henty
verb gems, gemming or gemmed
Word Origin for gem
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."