Meaning of jewel by Wiktionary Dictionary
- ( RP, US ) IPA: /ˈdʒuːəl/, /ˈdʒʊːəl/, SAMPA: /"dZu:@l/, /"dZU:@l/
- ( Canada, US ) IPA: /dʒuɫ/, /ˈdʒuwl̩/
- Rhymes: -uːl
- Homophone: joule
- See also Wikisaurus:gemstone
- Jewel ( jūĕl or juĕl ), 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.
- Jewel, 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; to bejewel.
The long gray tufts . . . are jeweled thick with dew. M. Arnold.
Explanation of jewel by Wordnet Dictionary
Definition of jewel by GCIDE Dictionary