Jewel

Definition of Jewel

Jew´el   Pronunciation: jū´ĕl or jų´ĕl
n.1.
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.
3.An object regarded with special affection; a precious thing.
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.
v. t.1.To dress, adorn, deck, or supply with jewels, as a dress, a sword hilt, or a watch; to bespangle, as with jewels; to bejewel.
[imp. & p. p. Jeweled or Jewelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Jeweling, or Jewelling.]
The long gray tufts . . . are jeweled thick with dew.
- M. Arnold.

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