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 jewels
They joined forces to form the rap supergroup Run the Jewels.The 10 Best Albums of 2014: Taylor Swift, Sia, Run the Jewels, and More|Marlow Stern|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The baby was naturally attracted to the bowlful of gold and jewels, but an angel intervened and pushed his hand to the other bowl.
Two bowls were set before the infant—one containing gold and jewels, the other hot coals.
Not cool stuff like jewels or the gold in Ft. Knox, just words and pictures.Up To a Point: Robber Barons Make Way For Robber Nerds|P. J. O’Rourke|August 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Prosecutors alleged the jewels were contraband and seized them.
His magnificence and his jewels were the admiration and envy of his contemporaries.Stories about Famous Precious Stones|Mrs Goddard Orpen
I have fifty thousand francs pin-money, and my jewels are worth as much more.The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume I (of 2)|Alexandre Dumas pre
Here the best women, whose age will bear it, are thus habited, and with it sometimes rich clothes and jewels.A Journal of the Swedish Embassy in the Years 1653 and 1654, Vol II.|Bulstrode Whitelocke
I can see her now, dressed in a scarlet satin robe and glittering with jewels.
His jewels glimmered for a moment, his dog ran low, struggling with difficulty through the spume of cloud.Sons and Lovers|David Herbert Lawrence
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.