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jewel

jew·el

jewel

 
 
pronunciation:
jul [or] ju l
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a cut and polished gemstone, or an ornament made with gems and other costly material.
 
synonyms:
bijou, gem, gemstone, stone
similar words:
rock, sparkler
definition 2: any valuable or treasured object or person.
synonyms:
gem, pearl, treasure
similar words:
favorite, keeper, pride, pride and joy, valuable
definition 3: a small hard bearing used in watches and other such devices and often made from a gem.
similar words:
bearing
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: jeweled, jeweling, jewels
definition 1: to decorate with a jewel or jewels.
synonyms:
bejewel, gem
similar words:
ornament
definition 2: to place a jewel or jewels in.
synonyms:
bejewel
similar words:
gem
derivation: jewellike (adj.)
Word History
Jewel comes from a early French word that means "game or play."
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