• WordNet 3.6
    • v jewel adorn or decorate with precious stones "jeweled dresses"
    • n jewel a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry
    • n jewel a person who is as brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Ameer Ali follows the maiden's instructions to win more jewels Ameer Ali follows the maiden's instructions to win more jewels
What Does Hurd Take Me Fur, a Damned Jeweler What Does Hurd Take Me Fur, a Damned Jeweler
Alfred's Jewel Alfred's Jewel
The Jew brings the jewels to the princess The Jew brings the jewels to the princess

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Jewelers Tiffany & Co., based in New York, are responsible for making the Super Bowl trophy
    • Jewel A bearing for a pivot a pivot in a watch, formed of a crystal or precious stone, as a ruby.
    • Jewel A precious stone; a gem. "Many a rich stone .""Inestimable stones , unvalued jewels."
    • Jewel An object regarded with special affection; a precious thing. "Our prince ( jewel of children)."
    • Jewel 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."
    • v. t Jewel 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Sir Barton won the Belmont Stakes in New York in 1919, to become the first horse to capture the Triple Crown. This was the first time that the Belmont Stakes had been run as part of thoroughbred racing's most prestigious trio of events. Sir Barton had already won the first two jewels of the Triple Crown -the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky and the Preakness Stakes in Maryland.
    • n jewel A precious stone or gem; especially, a gem cut and shaped for ornament or use: as, the jewels of a crown.
    • n jewel An article of personal adornment, consisting of a gem or gems in a setting of precious metal; also, formerly, any piece of jewel-work, or a trinket or ornament worn on the person, as a ring, a bracelet, or a brooch.
    • n jewel An ornament of precious stones, or metal, enamel, etc., worn as a decoration, or as the badge of an honorary order: as, the jewel of the Garter.
    • n jewel A precious stone used in watchmaking, on account of its hardness and resistance to wear, as where a pivot turns in a socket.
    • n jewel An imitation, in glass or enamel, of areal jewel. See jeweled, 3.
    • n jewel In colored-glass windows, etc., a projecting boss of glass, sometimes cut with facets, introduced in the design to give variety and richness of effect.
    • n jewel Anything of great value or rare excellence; anything especially fine or dear: sometimes applied to persons as a term of high commendation or tender endearment.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Russian Imperial Necklace has been loaned out by Joseff jewelers of Hollywood for 1,215 different feature films.
    • n Jewel jōō′el a precious stone: an ornament of precious stones, worn as a decoration: anything or any one highly valued
    • v.t Jewel to dress or adorn with jewels: to fit with a jewel:—pr.p. jew′elling; pa.p. jew′elled, in a watch, having pivot-holes of garnets or any other jewels
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  • Robert Leighton
    Robert Leighton
    “Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.”
  • Robert Pollok
    Robert Pollok
    “Children are living jewels dropped unsustained from heaven.”
  • John Weitz
    John Weitz
    “When a woman dresses up for an occasion, the man should become the black velvet pillow for the jewel.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “The eye is the jewel of the body.”
  • Owen Meredith
    Owen Meredith
    “Be it jewel or toy, not the prize gives the joy, but the striving to win the prize.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. juel, jowel, OF. jouel, juel, joiel, F. joyau, dim. of OF. joie, joy, jewel, F. joie joy. See Joy


In literature:

A jeweller would have been sure to cheat her, poor child!
"In Brief Authority" by F. Anstey
A few control jewels glinted from his fingers and he wore a small shield brooch, but there was no heavy equipment.
"The Weakling" by Everett B. Cole
Sophia enjoyed looking at Simon as she enjoyed looking at beautiful icons, jewels, sculptures.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Five of the drawers contained jewels.
"Oswald Bastable and Others" by Edith Nesbit
Or was this the jewelled glass?
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
And then he remembered that he must do so if he were ever to obtain the fabulous Jewel Tree.
"Mr. Wicker's Window" by Carley Dawson
So one could imagine it had been with Quogue: and the jewels turned into beautiful houses.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
At their death their graves were lined with jewels.
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
She only liked to wear jewels because it pleased her husband.
"The White Lie" by William Le Queux
One was called the Jewel of the Flood-Tide, and the other the Jewel of the Ebb-Tide.
"Japanese Fairy World" by William Elliot Griffis

In poetry:

And where a tear had left its stain
A snow-white lily lay.
And the leaden tracery of pain
Linked many a jewel's ray.
"The Weaver" by Emily Chubbuck Judson
And the life has died out of treason,
Died with oppression and wrong,
The shame is wiped from the nation
Worn as a jewel so long
"Death Of President Lincoln" by Nora Pembroke
Her slender fingers lightly press'd
The jewel, bright and rare,
That on her heaving bosom gleam'd—
Her lord had placed it there.
"A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
I see you in the crimson chair,
Behind your jewelled Spanish fan,
Slipping your bracelets up and down,
Flashing your eyes on the man
"Vers De Societe" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
Never was sun so bright before,
No matin of the lark so sweet,
No grass so green beneath my feet,
Nor with such dewdrops jewelled o'er.
"A Summer Morning" by Robert Fuller Murray
Whilst others give thee wond’rous toys,
Or jewels rich and rare,
I bring but flowers—more meet are they
For one so young and fair.
"To A Beautiful Child On Her Birthday With A Wreath Of Flowers" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon

In news:

Jewels recovered from the Titanic now on display.
Discover the finest jewels and baubles to complement spring's top fashion trends.
) at the Producers Guild Awards Jan 9, which she designed with Beverly Hills jeweler Robert Procop for her own Style of Jolie collection.
Plastic Surgeons, Jewelers, Yacht Builders Brace for Leaner Times.
A Jeweled Affair offers a new twist on fashion shows.
"Beads, Baubles and Jewels" DVD set.
"Beads, Baubles and Jewels" is a great show, whether you're a novice or veteran beader.
CHICAGO (AP) — Jewels by Tiffany and Have Faith in Money are among the more than 300 horses seized from the financial officer accused of stealing millions from the city of Dixon.
The brown jewel of the Emerald Isle .
Stars sparkle like jewels in the night sky over the Oregon desert, the vast southeastern landscape that makes up a quarter of the state.
The jewel of Wednesday's lots at the Jackie Onassis estate auction - the engagement ring Aristotle Onassis offered Jacqueline Kennedy - sold for an astounding $2.6 million.
Google hatches preciously artful Doodle to honor the famed Russian jeweler.
"The Facts of Life " actress and stand-up comedian Geri Jewell will release a new memoir where she details her struggle with cerebral palsy and reveals that she is a lesbian.
A&E kisses 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels ' show goodbye.
The city has ordered a complex housing art studios in Long Island City, Queens, closed, at least temporarily, after a jeweler was badly injured when a fire escape collapsed.

In science:

Reading its first few chapters is a must, and a jewel of clarity very much characteristic of most of Dirac’s writings.
A Pedestrian Introduction to the Mathematical Concepts of Quantum Physics
We say that Xi is a jewel if Xi is a (k , r) tiara for {Xj : j 6= i} and if Xi is at distance at least 2r from the perimeter of [0, 1]2 .
On the Expected Maximum Degree of Gabriel and Yao Graphs
We compute the probability that X1 is a jewel given X1 = x, provided that x is at distance at least 2r from the perimeter of the unit square.
On the Expected Maximum Degree of Gabriel and Yao Graphs
In our case, we only need to verify the latter condition when Yi is the indicator that Xi is a jewel, so that N is the number of jewels.
On the Expected Maximum Degree of Gabriel and Yao Graphs
The mirror and magnets are suspended using a flexible beryllium copper membrane. A needle pushes up against a jewel bearing mounted at the center of the mirror to hold the focus constant.
SAOLIM, a prototype of a low cost System for Adaptive Optics with Lucky Imaging