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gem

gem

 
pronunciation:
jem
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a precious stone that has been cut and polished, or a pearl of high quality; jewel.
Rubies, diamonds, and emeralds are precious gems.
 
synonyms:
bijou, jewel
similar words:
ornament, rock, solitaire, stone
definition 2: anything or anyone that is highly regarded or valuable.
My first car was a real gem.That wife of yours is a gem.
synonyms:
jewel, pearl, treasure
similar words:
dandy, keeper, ornament, pride
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: gemmed, gemming, gems
definition: to decorate with gems.
synonyms:
bejewel, jewel
similar words:
decorate, ornament
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of a jewel, of exceptional quality.
a gem emerald
derivation: gemlike (adj.)
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