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Meaning of JEWEL

Pronunciation:  'jooul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry
  2. [n]  a person who is a brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry
  3. [v]  adorn or decorate with jewels

JEWEL is a 5 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: bejewel, gem, gem, precious stone
 See Also: adorn, beautify, decorate, diamond, embellish, emerald, grace, human, individual, jewellery, jewelry, mortal, ornament, pearl, person, ruby, sapphire, solitaire, somebody, someone, soul



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Jew"el\, n. [OE. juel, jowel, OF. jouel, juel, joiel, F.
    joyau, dim. of OF. joie joy, jewel, F. joie joy. See {Joy}.]
    1. 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.                       --Shak.
    2. A precious stone; a gem. --Shak.
    3. An object regarded with special affection; a precious
       thing. ``Our prince (jewel of children).'' --Shak.
    4. A bearing for a pivot a pivot in a watch, formed of a
       crystal or precious stone, as a ruby.
    {Jewel block} (Naut.), block at the extremity of a yard,
       through which the halyard of a studding sail is rove.
  2. \Jew"el\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jeweled}, or {Jewelled}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Jeweling}, or {Jewelling}.]
    To dress, adorn, deck, or supply with jewels, as a dress, a
    sword hilt, or a watch; to bespangle, as with jewels.
       The long gray tufts . . . are jeweled thick with dew. --M.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or wearing jewels in your dream means a value within yourself or others in which your admire and cherish. It also symbolizes pleasure, riches, ambition and spiritual protection. To find jewels in your dream means rapid advancement.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acceptable person, anklet, armlet, ball bearing, bangle, bead, beads, bearing, bejewel, beribbon, beset, bespangle, bevel bearing, bijou, boast, boon, bracelet, breastpin, brilliant, brooch, bushing, capital fellow, catch, chain, chaplet, charm, chatelaine, circle, coronet, cosset, crown, darling, diadem, diamond, earring, engrave, favorite, feather, figure, filigree, find, flag, flounce, flower, fob, fondling, garland, gem, gentleman, godsend, good fellow, good lot, good man, good person, good sort, good thing, good woman, headstock, honest man, ideal, idol, illuminate, lady, locket, marvel, matinee idol, mensch, minion, necklace, needle bearing, nonesuch, nonpareil, nose ring, ornament, paint, pearl, perfect gentleman, perfect lady, persona grata, pet, phoenix, pin, plum, plume, precious stone, preference, pride, pride and joy, prince, prize, real man, rhinestone, ribbon, right sort, ring, rock, roller bearing, rough diamond, spangle, sparkler, spoiled child, stickpin, stone, thrust bearing, tiara, tinsel, torque, treasure, trophy, trouvaille, wampum, windfall, winner, worthy, wreathe, wristband, wristlet