verb (used with object), jew·eled, jew·el·ing or (especially British) jew·elled, jew·el·ling.
- jew's harp,
- jewel block,
- jewel box,
- jewel case,
Origin of jewel
Examples from the Web for jewel
For dinner, Sidney Street Café, the jewel in St. Louis' culinary crown.Get Cultured on Your Weekend Getaway: Best Trips for Art Lovers|Condé Nast Traveler|January 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The hot pants that Spears sports in this look are clearly the jewel of her hot pants collection.
“I remember telling her that she smelled nice,” Jewel says of her interaction that night with June.
At first, Jewel giggles at the thought of her own life being adapted into its own Lifetime movie.
He also praised new comedy Trophy Wife as a “jewel of a show.”
Little David Copperfield is a jewel of a boy with a turn for books.Essays in Little|Andrew Lang
He was shown the jewel; and from the expression of admiration on his countenance, I could see we had not overvalued it.Confessions of a Thug|Philip Meadows Taylor
They were the adjuncts, rather than the principal glory of the jewel.Shakespeare and Precious Stones|George Frederick Kunz
When the fish was cut up the jewel was found, and this Joseph sold for thirteen purses of gold denarii.
This is usually done by trial, that is, trying the pivot into the hole in the jewel.Watch and Clock Escapements|Anonymous
verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled
Word Origin for jewel
late 13c., "article of value used for adornment," from Anglo-French juel, Old French jouel "ornament, jewel" (12c.), perhaps from Medieval Latin jocale, from Latin jocus "pastime, sport," in Vulgar Latin "that which causes joy" (see joke (n.)). Another theory traces it to Latin gaudium, also with a notion of "rejoice" (see joy).
Sense of "precious stone" developed early 14c. Meaning "beloved person, admired woman" is late 14c. Colloquial family jewels "testicles" is from 1920s, but jewel as "testicle" dates to late 15c.