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jewel

[ joo-uhl ]
/ 藞d蕭u 蓹l /
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noun
verb (used with object), jew路eled, jew路el路ing or (especially British) jew路elled, jew路el路ling.
to set or adorn with jewels.
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Origin of jewel

1250鈥1300; Middle English jouel juel<Anglo-French jeul,Old French jouel, joel<Vulgar Latin *joc膩le plaything, noun use of neuter of *joc膩lis (adj.) of play, equivalent to Latin joc(us) joke + -膩lis-al1

OTHER WORDS FROM jewel

jew路el路like, adjectiveun路jew路eled, adjectiveun路jew路elled, adjective

Other definitions for jewel (2 of 2)

Jewel
[ joo-uhl ]
/ 藞d蕭u 蓹l /

noun
a female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for jewel

jewel
/ (藞d蕭u藧蓹l) /

noun
verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled
(tr) to fit or decorate with a jewel or jewels

Derived forms of jewel

jewelled or US jeweled, adjectivejewel-like, adjective

Word Origin for jewel

C13: from Old French jouel, perhaps from jeu game, from Latin jocus
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