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gem

Alternative clues for the word gem

Lapidarist's object of study

It's often seen ringside

Masterpiece

Columbia, vis-a-vis the ocean

Small wonder

Ring rock

The Blue Carbuncle, to Holmes

Treasure

Turquoise or topaz

Ring thing

Tourmaline, e.g.

Solitaire

Turquoise, e.g.

Thing of beauty

Jewel

Cat's-eye

Its setting is a setting

Nonpareil

Marvel

Special person

Solitaire, e.g.

Sparkler

Beauty

Real beauty

Prize

Precious stone

Little masterwork

Ring insert

Opal or onyx

Idaho, the ___ State

Little beauty

Cameo, e.g.

Absolute beauty

Ruby, for one

Baguette, for one

Peach

Perfect instance

Sweetheart

Tiara component

Bijou

Thing on a ring

Pip

It has its setting

32-Across offering

Beaut

Ring decoration

The Pink Panther, in "The Pink Panther"

Aquamarine or amethyst

See 58-Down

Little treasure

A crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry

Art highly prized for its beauty or perfection

A person who is a brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry

A sweet quick bread baked in a cup-shaped pan

A precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry

Precious stone that used in one of Absolutist.com's game.

Cat's-eye or sard

Columbia, in a song

Expensive stone

Scarab or cameo

Prized asset

Jewel or muffin

Muffin

Pearl or ruby

Kind of muffin

Cabochon, e.g.

Ruby, e.g.

Aquamarine, e.g.

Shining example

Peridot, e.g.

Baguette

Lapidary's interest

Cameo

Highly prized person

Peridot or tigereye

Rare one

Emerald, e.g.

It might be examined with a loupe

Fine stone

Ring stone

Garnet or peridot

Tourmaline or peridot

Word definitions for gem in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES be dripping with jewels/gems/pearls etc ▪ All the princes were dripping with gems. COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS ■ ADJECTIVE little ▪ Eyam is, in short, a little gem . ▪ This little gem delivers irresistible flavors of peach,...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Gem \Gem\ v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gemmed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Gemming ] To put forth in the form of buds. ``Gemmed their blossoms.'' [R.] --Milton. To adorn with gems or precious stones. To embellish or adorn, as with gems; as, a foliage gemmed with...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. A precious stone, usually of substantial monetary value or prized for its beauty or shine. vb. (context transitive English) To adorn with, or as if with, gems.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English gimm "precious stone, gem, jewel," also "eye," from Latin gemma "precious stone, jewel," originally "bud," perhaps from the root *gen- "to produce," or from PIE *gembh- "tooth, nail." Of persons, from late 13c. Forms in -i- , -y- were lost early...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry; "he had the gem set in a ring for his wife"; "she had jewels made of all the rarest stones" [syn: gemstone , stone ] art highly prized for its beauty or perfection [syn: treasure ] a person...

Gazetteer Word definitions in Gazetteer
Population (2000): 96 Housing Units (2000): 47 Land area (2000): 0.325551 sq. miles (0.843174 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.325551 sq. miles (0.843174 sq. km) FIPS code: 26050 Located within: Kansas...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
A gem is a cut rock or mineral. Gem may also refer to:

Usage examples of gem.

Beside the cushion was a vacant throne, radiant as morning in the East, ablaze with devices in gold and gems, a seat to fill the meanest soul with sensations of majesty and tempt dervishes to the sitting posture.

One day they might spend several hours poring over scrolls of royal lineage or sifting through the gems in the chest from the mantelpiece, Alec wide-eyed as Seregil extolled their properties and how to value them.

One lucky person will receive the alexandrite, but in order to be fair to all, no one must mention the rare gem.

The planet Ansatz boasts one city, Nightingale, a gem that graces eternal night.

Putting on my raiment white within the screen, Putting on my crown of gold whose gems are seven Fair is the fourfold river that maketh no moan, Fair are the trees fruit-bearing of the wood, Fair are the gold and bdellium and the onyx stone, And I know the gold of that land is good.

The enclosure of the bema, with its columns and entablatures, was of silver gilt, and set with gems and pearls.

But, said the bhikku, those gems could not just be picked up from the ground.

With his gems,, they had bought the powerful carack and were now come into port to enlist a crew of lawless rogues from among the Barachan pirates.

I prefer it to having someone I do know about take me as completely by surprise as Cassan managed with this little gem.

Not half the weight of the stone Casta had shown him, but a fine gem just the same.

Round her zone was clasped The scintillant cestus, stiff with flaming gold, Thicker with restless gems than heaven with stars.

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The tumult of luxury entertained him: the blasts of chypre from the birds, the hissing farthingales and Hainault lace, the net stockings and gem stuck pumps, the headdresses starched and spangled and meshed and fluted, the plucked eyebrows and frizzled hair, the lynx, genet and Calabrian sable stinking in the wet, the gauzy cache-nez drawn over nose and chin in the gardens and referred to in the careless vulgarity of the mode as coffins a roupies.

Clocker heard Doc ask irritably, while Clocker was passing the gem merchants, who, because they needed natural daylight to do business, were traditionally accorded the tables nearest the windows.

For each culm, my father demanded and got a number of gems of beryl or lapis lazura, of which stones this land is the chief source in all the world, and those were worth a great deal of coin indeed.