Examples of gem in a sentence
The house is a gem of colonial architecture.
He pitched a gem of a game.
Her most recent novel is a real gem.
Origin and Etymology of gem
Middle English gemme, from Anglo-French, from Latin gemma bud, gem
First Known Use: 14th century
Definition of gem
: to adorn with or as if with gems
First Known Use of gem
Definition of GEM
GEM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gem for English Language Learners
: a valuable stone that has been cut and polished for use in jewelry
: something that is admired for its beauty or excellence
GEM Defined for Kids
Definition of gem for Students
1 : a usually valuable stone cut and polished for jewelry
2 : something prized as being beautiful or perfect The old house is a real gem.
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