Definitions for: Jewel


[n] a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry
[n] a person who is a brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry
[v] adorn or decorate with jewels



Webster (1913) Definition: Jew"el, n. [OE. juel, jowel, OF. jouel, juel, joiel, F.
joyau, dim. of OF. joie joy, jewel, F. joie joy. See Joy.]
1. An ornament of dress usually made of a precious metal, and
having enamel or precious stones as a part of its design.

Plate of rare device, and jewels Of rich and
exquisite form. --Shak.

2. A precious stone; a gem. --Shak.

3. An object regarded with special affection; a precious
thing. ``Our prince (jewel of children).'' --Shak.

4. A bearing for a pivot a pivot in a watch, formed of a
crystal or precious stone, as a ruby.

Jewel block (Naut.), block at the extremity of a yard,
through which the halyard of a studding sail is rove.


Jew"el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jeweled, or Jewelled; p.
pr. & vb. n. Jeweling, or Jewelling.]
To dress, adorn, deck, or supply with jewels, as a dress, a
sword hilt, or a watch; to bespangle, as with jewels.



The long gray tufts . . . are jeweled thick with dew. --M.
Arnold.

Synonyms: bejewel, gem, gem, precious stone

See Also: adorn, beautify, decorate, diamond, embellish, emerald, grace, human, individual, jewellery, jewelry, mortal, ornament, pearl, person, ruby, sapphire, solitaire, somebody, someone, soul

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