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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.


vb. (present participle of gem English)


See gem

  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]

Usage examples of "gemming".

And again I marveled at the marble smoothness and fineness of her skin on which the caressing water left tiny silvery globules, gemming it.

The Greayte Southern Star winked like an emerald beacon gemming the horizon.