Definition of jewel
1 : a precious stone : gem
2 : an ornament of precious metal often set with stones or decorated with enamel and worn as an accessory of dress
3 : one that is highly esteemed regarded the library as the jewel of the campus
4 : a bearing for a pivot (as in a watch) made of crystal, glass, or a gem
jewellikeplay \ˈjü-əl-ˌlīk, ˈjül- also ˈju̇l-\ adjective
Examples of jewel in a Sentence
That diamond is one of world's largest jewels.
This painting is the jewel in our gallery.
The building is regarded as one of the jewels of modern architecture.
Recent Examples of jewel from the Web
This color works best when paired with jewel tones, such as a deep red.
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Supermodel Miranda Kerr has returned $8.1 million worth of jewels gifted to her by an ex-boyfriend—who may have given them to her as part of a money-laundering operation, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Inspired by talismans, reportedly the first objects truly designed by mankind, the line of unisex jewels is both personal and striking.
The Green Bay fishery has become one of the state's angling jewels.
Fairchild has identified and domesticated some of these jewels of the jungle that can now grow successfully in South Florida.
Property tycoon Wang Shi’s step-down from the helm of China Vanke marks the end of an era for one of the crown jewels of China’s private business world.
The crown jewels of the Sam Hinkie era were three big men: Embiid, who wouldn’t suit up until Hinkie’s departure; Jahlil Okafor, whose greatest asset is his touch around the basket; and defensive force Nerlens Noel.
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JEWEL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of jewel for English Language Learners
: a valuable stone (such as a ruby or diamond) that has been cut and polished
: a piece of jewelry (such as a necklace or a bracelet) that is made of valuable metal and precious stones
: someone or something that is highly valued or admired
JEWEL Defined for Kids
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