a cut and polished precious stone; gem.
a fashioned ornament for personal adornment, especially of a precious metal set with gems.
a precious possession.
a person or thing that is treasured, esteemed, or indispensable.
a durable bearing used in fine timepieces and other delicate instruments, made of natural or synthetic precious stone or other very hard material.
an ornamental boss of glass, sometimes cut with facets, in stained-glass work.
something resembling a jewel in appearance, ornamental effect, or the like, as a star.
to set or adorn with jewels.
- jew·el·like, adjective
- un·jew·eled, adjective
- un·jew·elled, adjective
Other definitions for Jewel (2 of 2)
a female given name.
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How to use jewel in a sentence
Svo turned up with an associate dressed in police uniforms and confiscated 800,000 rubles’ worth of cash and jewels, then told the mark to report himself to the local authorities the next day.The Mobster Who Brought Armenia and Azerbaijan Together … in Death | Fiona Zublin | October 9, 2020 | Ozy
If you weren’t told it was a prison, the “crown jewel” of prisons, you might not know.The Best Places to Be Locked Up If You Love Luxury | Eugene Robinson | October 7, 2020 | Ozy
This book is a jewel, and soon it will be translated into English so that many others can learn about your incredible life.
Denver, the mile-high city, is the largest in a 600-mile radius and the jewel of Colorado.
So it’s surrounded by desert, and it’s this kind of emerald jewel in the middle of sub-Saharan Africa.
“The agency tasked with protecting the highest office in our land should be the crown jewel of federal law enforcement,” he said.Why Secret Service Chief Julia Pierson Was Shown the Door | Tim Mak | October 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
After all, the Hamptons has the reputation of being an artistic jewel in the East Coast crown.The Hell of the Hamptons: Why the Exclusive Hotspot Is a Mind-Numbing Drag | Robert Gold | August 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
These days, Tirico announces everything from the World Cup to the NBA Finals to the crown jewel, Monday Night Football.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the end, internal conflict tore apart the New jewel Movement.
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
The quiet of the deserted building incircled the little, glowing room as the velvet incircles the jewel in its case.Uncanny Tales | Various
With such an assembly at hand the time was ripe for selling Daisy-jewel to the highest bidder.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
And I put a jewel upon thy forehead and earrings in thy ears, and a beautiful crown upon thy head.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Automatically, as a result of habit, she unlocked her jewel-case and took out a tiny phial containing minute cachets.Dope | Sax Rohmer
British Dictionary definitions for jewel
a precious or semiprecious stone; gem
a person or thing resembling a jewel in preciousness, brilliance, etc
a gemstone, often synthetically produced, used as a bearing in a watch
a piece of jewellery
an ornamental glass boss, sometimes faceted, used in stained glasswork
jewel in the crown the most valuable, esteemed, or successful person or thing of a number: who will be the jewel in the crown of English soccer?
(tr) to fit or decorate with a jewel or jewels
- jewelled or US jeweled, adjective
- jewel-like, adjective
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