sapphire

noun sap·phire \ ˈsa-ˌfī(-ə)r \

Definition of sapphire

1 a :a gem variety of corundum in transparent or translucent crystals of a color other than red; especially :one of a transparent rich blue
b :a gem of such corundum
2 :a deep purplish-blue color

sapphire

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of sapphire

Middle English safir, from Anglo-French, from Latin sapphirus, from Greek sappheiros, perhaps of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew sappīr sapphire


SAPPHIRE Defined for English Language Learners

sapphire

noun

Definition of sapphire for English Language Learners

  • : a clear, usually deep blue jewel

  • : a deep blue color


SAPPHIRE Defined for Kids

sapphire

noun sap·phire \ ˈsa-ˌfīr \

Definition of sapphire for Students

:a clear bright blue gemstone


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