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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
be dripping with jewels/gems/pearls etc
▪ All the princes were dripping with gems.
▪ Eyam is, in short, a little gem.
▪ This little gem delivers irresistible flavors of peach, apples, honey, spices and even strawberry, by golly.
▪ This little gem has come a long way in design since its launch last year.
▪ His scripts are full of little gems, repeated phrases, unexplained back story and odd rhythms.
▪ I happen to be a fan if Mr Vonnegut, so here's one of his little gems.
▪ This nondescript little gem across from Arizona Stadium has been languishing in relative obscurity for the last two years.
▪ The scenes were stunning, this system of lines is a little gem.
▪ The only drawback to this little gem is the less-than-crisp black and white photography.
▪ On many important icons, precious gems relating to the colour and function of each chakra are used instead of metal.
▪ The red velvet background of the reliquary is studded with precious gems and valuable ornaments donated by her grateful clients.
▪ But the most precious gem of all does not come cheap.
▪ Dry camel droppings tied in bits of plastic bag were gold and precious gems.
▪ There is not an abundance of thatched cottages in the wolds, but those that do exist are real gems.
▪ She wrinkles up her nose and makes a face when I try to give her the real gems of life.
▪ But the real gem is the New Oriental Hotel, which is neither new nor oriental.
▪ Finally, let me end a long, but hopefully not tedious, list of routes with a real gem from Skye.
▪ There are, however, some real gems in a small fraction of the 67 chapters.
▪ The first disc, on the other hand, has some real gems.
▪ It will either be a complete waste of time or you will find a real gem.
▪ These are real tiny gems, ascended easily from near Earl Sterndale.
▪ It will either be a complete waste of time or you will find a real gem.
▪ Paul Fitzpatrick finds the gem of rugby league literature Semi-detached Moorhouse.
▪ This site is a real treasure chest enabling us to find wonderful gems and make good use of them.
be set with gems/jewels etc
▪ Dubrovnik was a Renaissance gem not only of Croatia but of all Europe.
▪ But the diamond dealer sold them dud gems and paid dearly for it.
▪ Chilperic also showed Gregory a gold salver covered with gems, weighing fifty pounds.
▪ Finally, let me end a long, but hopefully not tedious, list of routes with a real gem from Skye.
▪ This nondescript little gem across from Arizona Stadium has been languishing in relative obscurity for the last two years.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Gem \Gem\ v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gemmed; p. pr. & vb. n. Gemming]

  1. To put forth in the form of buds. ``Gemmed their blossoms.'' [R.]

  2. To adorn with gems or precious stones.

  3. To embellish or adorn, as with gems; as, a foliage gemmed with dewdrops.

    England is . . . gemmed with castles and palaces.
    --W. Irving.


Gem \Gem\, n. [OE. gemme precious stone, F. gemme, fr. L. gemma a precious stone, bud.]

  1. (Bot.) A bud.

    From the joints of thy prolific stem A swelling knot is raised called a gem.

  2. A precious stone of any kind, as the ruby, emerald, topaz, sapphire, beryl, spinel, etc., especially when cut and polished for ornament; a jewel.

  3. Anything of small size, or expressed within brief limits, which is regarded as a gem on account of its beauty or value, as a small picture, a verse of poetry, a witty or wise saying.

    Artificial gem, an imitation of a gem, made of glass colored with metallic oxide. Cf. Paste, and Strass.

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 14c., and the modern form of the word probably representing a Middle English borrowing from Old French gemme (12c.). As a verb, from c.1600, "to adorn with gems;" mid-12c. as "to bud."


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.

  1. 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]

  2. art highly prized for its beauty or perfection [syn: treasure]

  3. a person who is a brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry [syn: jewel]

  4. a sweet quick bread baked in a cup-shaped pan [syn: muffin]

  5. a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry [syn: jewel, precious stone]

  6. [also: gemming, gemmed]

Gem, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas
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 (KS), FIPS 20
Location: 39.425730 N, 100.896294 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 67734
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Gem, KS
Gem -- U.S. County in Idaho
Population (2000): 15181
Housing Units (2000): 5888
Land area (2000): 562.576688 sq. miles (1457.066871 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 3.169897 sq. miles (8.209994 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 565.746585 sq. miles (1465.276865 sq. km)
Located within: Idaho (ID), FIPS 16
Location: 43.969570 N, 116.451291 W
Gem, ID
Gem County
Gem County, ID
Gem (disambiguation)

A gem is a cut rock or mineral.

Gem may also refer to:


GEM, written with all capital letters, may refer to:

Gem (Dutch band)

GEM is a rock band from Utrecht, The Netherlands. The five-piece band was founded in 2003, and has released four albums of which Hunters Go Hungry (2011) is the newest.

Gem (automobile)

The Gem was an automobile manufactured in both Jackson, Michigan and Grand Rapids, Michigan by the Gem Motor Car Company from 1917 to 1919. The company was incorporated in December, 1917, and early the next month it was announced that capitalization was to be $250,000, with $150,000 yet to be issued. The Gem was a light, assembled car with a four-cylinder G.B.&S. engine. Originally the plan was to acquire the complete chassis (from the Pontiac Chassis Company) and bodies (perhaps from Hayes) and complete the assembly of the cars in Grand Rapids. Gem planned to make some of the components itself eventually, though this appears not to have occurred. Only two models were produced, a 5-passenger touring car, selling for $845, and a light delivery van.

Gem (album)

GEM is the third album from Beni Arashiro on label Avex Trax. This album has 2 versions: a CD-only version and a CD+DVD version. The DVD contains all of the promoting videos and a CECIL McBEE trailer. This was the last studio album Beni Arashiro released before she switched to label Universal Music Japan and her stage name to BENI.

The album charted on the #114 on the Oricon charts.

GEM (gene)

GTP-binding protein GEM is a protein that in humans is encoded by the GEM gene.

GEM (band)

GEM is a Japanese idol girl group, and part of the Idol Street project maintained by Avex Trax. The group's name is an acronym standing for Girls Entertainment Mixture, and its members are associated with gemstones.

Gem (EP)

Gem is the second extended play by American indie pop artist Breanne Düren, released digitally on September 18, 2015, through DürenDüren Records, after a successful Indiegogo campaign for the EP.

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.

Transfer Pictures and 1 Beautiful Gem Chromo, with full instructions and Catalogue containing 2000 valuable articles, including Price List of Wax Flower Materials, Instructions without a Teacher, etc.

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.