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 jeweled
Indeed, the collection brought out vibrant colors, sari-like draping, detailed embroideries, and jeweled embellishments.
Her affection for a pleated skirt was in evidence, the jeweled collars, the oddball prints.
His collection was a raucous mix of colors and embroidery, metallic shorts and jeweled collars.
To the other occupant of the jeweled garden, it was newer and more beautiful than anything she had ever heard.Mr. Wicker's Window|Carley Dawson
But this fish was king of all the fishes, and had jeweled scales and golden fins.Roumanian Fairy Tales|Various
One of them wore a jeweled star in his hair, just above his horn, and this seemed a person of importance.The Patchwork Girl of Oz|L. Frank Baum
His costume was that of a triumphant matador, made of purple velvet almost hidden by jeweled embroidery.Roads of Destiny|O. Henry
Then he called a slave to bring the Princess the jeweled slippers she always wore when she came to his palace.Tales of Folk and Fairies|Katharine Pyle
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.