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gem

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noun \ˈjem\

Simple Definition of gem

  • : a valuable stone that has been cut and polished for use in jewelry

  • : something that is admired for its beauty or excellence

Full Definition of gem

  1. 1 a :  jewel b :  a precious or sometimes semiprecious stone cut and polished for ornament

  2. 2 a :  something prized especially for great beauty or perfection b :  a highly prized or well-beloved person

  3. 3 :  muffin

Examples of gem

  1. The house is a gem of colonial architecture.

  2. He pitched a gem of a game.

  3. Her most recent novel is a real gem.



Origin of gem

Middle English gemme, from Anglo-French, from Latin gemma bud, gem


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with gem


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gem

verb

Definition of gem

gemmedgem·ming

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to adorn with or as if with gems



1610

First Known Use of gem

1610


GEM

abbreviation

Definition of GEM

  1. ground-effect machine





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