[em-er-uh ld, em-ruh ld] /ˈɛm ər əld, ˈɛm rəld/
a rare variety of beryl that is colored green by chromium and valued as a gem.
Printing. (in Britain) a 6½-point type of a size between nonpareil and minion.
Ornithology. any of numerous small bright green hummingbirds of the genus Chlorostilbon.
having a clear, deep-green color.
a green transparent variety of beryl: highly valued as a gem
(formerly) a size of printer’s type approximately equal to 61/2 point
short for emerald moth
“bright green precious stone,” c.1300, emeraude, from Old French esmeraude (12c.), from Medieval Latin esmaraldus, from Latin smaragdus, from Greek smaragdos “green gem” (emerald or malachite), from Semitic baraq “shine” (cf. Hebrew bareqeth “emerald,” Arabic barq “lightning”).
Sanskrit maragdam “emerald” is from the same source, as is Persian zumurrud, whence Turkish zümrüd, source of Russian izumrud “emerald.”
In early examples the word, like most other names of precious stones, is of vague meaning; the mediæval references to the stone are often based upon the descriptions given by classical writers of the smaragdus, the identity of which with our emerald is doubtful. [OED]
Emerald Isle for “Ireland” is from 1795.
A transparent, green form of the mineral beryl. It is valued as a gem.
An object-oriented distributed programming language and environment developed at the University of Washington in the early 1980s. Emeral was the successor to EPL. It is strongly typed and uses signatures and prototypes rather than inheritance.
[“Distribution and Abstract Types in Emerald”, A. Black et al, IEEE Trans Soft Eng SE-13(1):65-76 (Jan 1987)].
Heb. nophek (Ex. 28:18; 39:11); i.e., the “glowing stone”, probably the carbuncle, a precious stone in the breastplate of the high priest. It is mentioned (Rev. 21:19) as one of the foundations of the New Jerusalem. The name given to this stone in the New Testament Greek is smaragdos, which means “live coal.”
noun, Jewelry. 1. a type of step cut, used especially on emeralds and diamonds, in which the girdle has the form of a square or rectangle with truncated corners. adjective pertaining to a gem cut in a square shape with stepped facets
noun 1. a clear, deep-green color.
[em-bley-zuh n] /ɛmˈbleɪ zən/ verb (used with object) 1. to depict, as on an escutcheon in heraldry. 2. to decorate with brilliant colors. 3. to proclaim; celebrate or extol. /ɪmˈbleɪzən/ verb (transitive) 1. to describe, portray, or colour (arms) according to the conventions of heraldry 2. to portray heraldic arms on (a shield, one’s notepaper, […]
[em-bleyz] /ɛmˈbleɪz/ verb (used with object), emblazed, emblazing. 1. to illuminate, as by a . 2. to kindle. [em-bleyz] /ɛmˈbleɪz/ verb (used with object), emblazed, emblazing. Archaic. 1. to emblazon. /ɪmˈbleɪz/ verb (transitive) (archaic) 1. to cause to light up; illuminate 2. to set fire to