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Meaning of DIAMOND

Pronunciation:  'dImund

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the baseball playing field
  2. [n]  the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate
  3. [n]  a playing card in the minor suit of diamonds
  4. [n]  a transparent piece of diamond that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem
  5. [n]  very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem

DIAMOND is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: adamant, ball field
 See Also: athletic field, atomic number 6, bag, ballpark, base, baseball diamond, batter's box, black diamond, box, C, carbon, carbonado, diamond, field, gem, hill, ice, infield, jewel, minor suit, mound, outfield, parcel, parcel of land, park, piece of ground, piece of land, pitcher's mound, playing area, playing card, playing field, precious stone, short, sparkler, tract, transparent gem



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Di"a*mond\ (?; 277), n. [OE. diamaund, diamaunt, F.
    diamant, corrupted, fr. L. adamas, the hardest iron, steel,
    diamond, Gr. ?. Perh. the corruption is due to the influence
    of Gr. ? transparent. See {Adamant}, {Tame}.]
    1. A precious stone or gem excelling in brilliancy and
       beautiful play of prismatic colors, and remarkable for
       extreme hardness.
    Note: The diamond is native carbon in isometric crystals,
          often octahedrons with rounded edges. It is usually
          colorless, but some are yellow, green, blue, and even
          black. It is the hardest substance known. The diamond
          as found in nature (called a rough diamond) is cut, for
          use in jewelry, into various forms with many reflecting
          faces, or facets, by which its brilliancy is much
          increased. See {Brilliant}, {Rose}. Diamonds are said
          to be of the first water when very transparent, and of
          the second or third water as the transparency
    2. A geometrical figure, consisting of four equal straight
       lines, and having two of the interior angles acute and two
       obtuse; a rhombus; a lozenge.
    3. One of a suit of playing cards, stamped with the figure of
       a diamond.
    4. (Arch.) A pointed projection, like a four-sided pyramid,
       used for ornament in lines or groups.
    5. (Baseball) The infield; the square space, 90 feet on a
       side, having the bases at its angles.
    6. (Print.) The smallest kind of type in English printing,
       except that called brilliant, which is seldom seen.
    Note: [hand] This line is printed in the type called
    {Black diamond}, coal; (Min.) See {Carbonado}.
    {Bristol diamond}. See {Bristol stone}, under {Bristol}.
    {Diamond beetle} (Zo["o]l.), a large South American weevil
       ({Entimus imperialis}), remarkable for its splendid luster
       and colors, due to minute brilliant scales.
    {Diamond bird} (Zo["o]l.), a small Australian bird
       ({Pardalotus punctatus}, family {Ampelid[ae]}.). It is
       black, with white spots.
    {Diamond drill} (Engin.), a rod or tube the end of which is
       set with black diamonds; -- used for perforating hard
       substances, esp. for boring in rock.
    {Diamond finch} (Zo["o]l.), a small Australian sparrow, often
       kept in a cage. Its sides are black, with conspicuous
       white spots, and the rump is bright carmine.
    {Diamond groove} (Iron Working), a groove of V-section in a
    {Diamond mortar} (Chem.), a small steel mortar used for
       pulverizing hard substances.
    {Diamond-point tool}, a cutting tool whose point is
    {Diamond snake} (Zo["o]l.), a harmless snake of Australia
       ({Morelia spilotes}); the carpet snake.
    {Glazier's diamond}, a small diamond set in a glazier's tool,
       for cutting glass.
  2. \Di"a*mond\ (?; 277), a.
    Resembling a diamond; made of, or abounding in, diamonds; as,
    a diamond chain; a diamond field.
Computing Dictionary

One of five pedagogical languages based on Markov algorithms, used in "Nonpareil, a Machine Level Machine Independent Language for the Study of Semantics", B. Higman, ULICS Intl Report No ICSI 170, U London (1968). (cf. Brilliant, Nonpareil, Pearl[3], Ruby[2]).

Easton Bible Dictionary

(1.) A precious gem (Heb. yahalom', in allusion to its hardness), otherwise unknown, the sixth, i.e., the third in the second row, in the breastplate of the high priest, with the name of Naphtali engraven on it (Ex. 28:18; 39:11; R.V. marg., "sardonyx.")

(2.) A precious stone (Heb. shamir', a sharp point) mentioned in Jer. 17:1. From its hardness it was used for cutting and perforating other minerals. It is rendered "adamant" (q.v.) in Ezek. 3:9, Zech. 7:12. It is the hardest and most valuable of precious stones.

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