[ joo-uh l ]
/ ˈdʒu əl /


verb (used with object), jew·eled, jew·el·ing or (especially British) jew·elled, jew·el·ling.

to set or adorn with jewels.

Origin of jewel

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

Related forms

jew·el·like, adjectiveun·jew·eled, adjectiveun·jew·elled, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for jeweled


/ (ˈdʒuːəl) /


verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled

(tr) to fit or decorate with a jewel or jewels

Derived Forms

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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