[joo-uh l] /ˈdʒu əl/
a cut and polished precious stone; gem.
a fashioned ornament for personal adornment, especially of a precious metal set with gems.
a precious possession.
a person or thing that is treasured, esteemed, or indispensable.
a durable bearing used in fine timepieces and other delicate instruments, made of natural or synthetic precious stone or other very hard material.
an ornamental boss of glass, sometimes cut with facets, in stained-glass work.
something resembling a jewel in appearance, ornamental effect, or the like, as a star.
verb (used with object), jeweled, jeweling or (especially British) jewelled, jewelling.
to set or adorn with jewels.
a precious or semiprecious stone; gem
a person or thing resembling a jewel in preciousness, brilliance, etc
a gemstone, often synthetically produced, used as a bearing in a watch
a piece of jewellery
an ornamental glass boss, sometimes faceted, used in stained glasswork
jewel in the crown, the most valuable, esteemed, or successful person or thing of a number: who will be the jewel in the crown of English soccer?
verb -els, -elling, -elled (US) -els, -eling, -eled
(transitive) to fit or decorate with a jewel or jewels
late 13c., “article of value used for adornment,” from Anglo-French juel, Old French jouel “ornament, jewel” (12c.), perhaps from Medieval Latin jocale, from Latin jocus “pastime, sport,” in Vulgar Latin “that which causes joy” (see joke (n.)). Another theory traces it to Latin gaudium, also with a notion of “rejoice” (see joy).
Sense of “precious stone” developed early 14c. Meaning “beloved person, admired woman” is late 14c. Colloquial family jewels “testicles” is from 1920s, but jewel as “testicle” dates to late 15c.
[joo-uh-ler] /ˈdʒu ə lər/ noun 1. a person who designs, makes, sells, or repairs , watches, etc.; a person who deals in . n. also jeweller, late 14c. (mid-14c. as a surname, Alice la Jueler), from Anglo-French jueler, from Old French juelier (Modern French joaillier), from joel (see jewel).
[joo-uh l-fish] /ˈdʒu əlˌfɪʃ/ noun, plural jewelfishes (especially collectively) jewelfish. 1. a brightly colored cichlid , Hemichromis bimaculatus, native to Africa: popular in home aquariums. /ˈdʒuːəlˌfɪʃ/ noun (pl) -fish, -fishes 1. an African cichlid, Hemichromis bimaculatus: a beautifully coloured and popular aquarium fish
[joo-uh-ler] /ˈdʒu ə lər/ noun 1. a person who designs, makes, sells, or repairs , watches, etc.; a person who deals in . /ˈdʒuːələ/ noun 1. a person whose business is the cutting, polishing, or setting of gemstones or the making, repairing, or selling of jewellery n. also jeweller, late 14c. (mid-14c. as a surname, […]
[joo-uh l-ree] /ˈdʒu əl ri/ noun 1. articles of gold, silver, precious stones, etc., for personal adornment. 2. any ornaments for personal adornment, as necklaces or cuff links, including those of base metals, glass, plastic, or the like. n. late 14c., juelrye “precious ornaments, jewel work,” from Old French juelerye, from jouel (see jewel). In […]