[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.
[joo-uh l] /ˈdʒu əl/
a female given name.
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.
noun, Nautical. 1. a block at the end of a yard or gaff for supporting a signal or ensign halyard.
noun 1. . 2. a hinged plastic case for the storage of a compact disc.
noun 1. a small box or chest, often lined in a soft fabric and fitted with compartments, designed to hold jewelry. noun 1. a box, usually ornamental, in which jewels are kept 2. a plastic case for a compact disc
[joo-uh l] /ˈdʒu əl/ noun 1. a cut and polished precious stone; gem. 2. a fashioned ornament for personal adornment, especially of a precious metal set with gems. 3. a precious possession. 4. a person or thing that is treasured, esteemed, or indispensable. 5. a durable bearing used in fine timepieces and other delicate instruments, […]