jewel box


: a small box or case designed to hold jewelry
: a thin plastic case for a CD or DVD

called also jewel case

: something (such as a theater) of exquisite or ornate design

Examples of jewel box in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Public spaces, including a jewel box of a bar, are decorated with vintage Hermes scarves and other treasures. Terry Ward, Travel + Leisure, 25 Feb. 2024 Odds are this jewel box apartment in New York City won’t be on the market for very long. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 13 Feb. 2024 For Asteroid City — in theaters June 16 with a wider release June 23 — isn't merely a mid-century Southwestern jewel box of Americana as diffused through Anderson's piquant eye. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 14 June 2023 Soko means storeroom The space that’s now home to Soko was a liquor storeroom prior to it being transformed into the stylish jewel box. Leslie Kelly, Forbes, 10 Feb. 2024 This new sweet spot that looks like a little jewel box on Camden Road has been all the rage in the summer heat. Katie Toussaint, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 The Gantt center is a like a jewel box, but the jewels are inside. Virginia Brown, Charlotte Observer, 25 Jan. 2024 The cosmetics heir and billionaire philanthropist Ronald S. Lauder has sold 242 E. 52nd Street, a tiny modernist jewel box designed by Philip Johnson, for $19.999 million. Ronald S. Lauder Sold His Tiny Philip Johnson Home, Curbed, 12 Dec. 2023 Each boutique is designed like a starlit jewel box, with exquisite aromas wafting through the air and the glittering perfume bottles displayed in elegant glass cubes. Robb Report Studio, Robb Report, 30 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of jewel box was in 1552

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Cite this Entry

“Jewel box.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

jewel box

: a thin plastic case for a CD or DVD

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