diamond

[dahy-muhnd, dahy-uh-]
noun
1.
a pure or nearly pure, extremely hard form of carbon, naturally crystallized in the isometric system.
2.
a piece of this stone.
3.
a transparent, flawless or almost flawless piece of this stone, especially when cut and polished, valued as a precious gem.
4.
a ring or other piece of jewelry containing such a precious stone, especially an engagement ring.
5.
a piece of this stone used in a drill or cutting tool.
6.
a tool provided with such an uncut stone, used for cutting glass.
7.
crystallized carbon, or a piece of it, artificially produced.
8.
an equilateral quadrilateral, especially as placed with its diagonals vertical and horizontal; a lozenge or rhombus.
9.
any rhombus-shaped figure or object oriented with its diagonals vertical and horizontal.
10.
a red rhombus-shaped figure on a playing card.
11.
a card of the suit bearing such figures.
12.
diamonds, (used with a singular or plural verb) the suit so marked: Diamonds is trump. Diamonds are trump.
13.
Baseball.
a.
the space enclosed by home plate and the three bases; infield.
b.
the entire playing field.
14.
Printing. a 4½-point type of a size between brilliant and pearl.
adjective
15.
made of or set with a diamond or diamonds.
16.
having the shape of a diamond: a dress with a diamond print.
17.
indicating the 75th, or sometimes the 60th, event of a series, as a wedding anniversary. See table under wedding anniversary.
verb (used with object)
18.
to adorn with or as if with diamonds.
Idioms
19.
diamond in the rough, a person of fine character but lacking refined manners or graces.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English diamant < Old French < Vulgar Latin *diamant-, stem of *diamas, perhaps alteration of *adimas (> French aimant magnet, Old Provençal aziman diamond, magnet), for Latin adamas adamant, diamond

diamondlike, adjective
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Diamond

[dahy-muhnd, dahy-uh-]
noun
1.
Neil, born 1941, U.S. singer and songwriter.
2.
a hill in Canada, in S Quebec, on the St. Lawrence River.
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diamond (ˈdaɪəmənd)
 
n
1.  a.  a colourless exceptionally hard mineral (but often tinted yellow, orange, blue, brown, or black by impurities), found in certain igneous rocks (esp the kimberlites of South Africa). It is used as a gemstone, as an abrasive, and on the working edges of cutting tools. Composition: carbon. Formula: C. Crystal structure: cubic
 b.  (as modifier): a diamond ring Related: diamantine
2.  geometry
 a.  a figure having four sides of equal length forming two acute angles and two obtuse angles; rhombus
 b.  (modifier) rhombic
3.  a.  a red lozenge-shaped symbol on a playing card
 b.  a card with one or more of these symbols or (when plural) the suit of cards so marked
4.  baseball
 a.  the whole playing field
 b.  the square formed by the four bases
5.  (formerly) a size of printer's type approximately equal to 4½ point
6.  black diamond a figurative name for coal
7.  rough diamond
 a.  an unpolished diamond
 b.  a person of fine character who lacks refinement and polish
 
vb
8.  (tr) to decorate with or as with diamonds
 
Related: diamantine
 
[C13: from Old French diamant, from Medieval Latin diamas, modification of Latin adamas the hardest iron or steel, diamond; see adamant]
 
'diamond-like
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

diamond
early 14c., from O.Fr. diamant, from M.L. diamantem (nom. diamas), from V.L. *adiamantem (altered by infl. of the many Gk. words in dia-), from L. adamantem (nom. adamans) "the hardest metal," later, "diamond" (see adamant). Playing card suit is from 1590s; Sense in baseball is Amer.Eng. 1875.
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Science Dictionary
diamond   (dī'ə-mənd)  Pronunciation Key 
A form of pure carbon that occurs naturally as a clear, cubic crystal and is the hardest of all known minerals. It often occurs as octahedrons with rounded edges and curved surfaces. Diamond forms under conditions of extreme temperature and pressure and is most commonly found in volcanic breccias and in alluvial deposits. Poorly formed diamonds are used in abrasives and in industrial cutting tools.
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Diamond definition


One of five pedagogical languages based on Markov algorithms, used in "Nonpareil, a Machine Level Machine Independent Language for the Study of Semantics", B. Higman, ULICS Intl Report No ICSI 170, U London (1968). (cf. Brilliant, Nonpareil, Pearl[3], Ruby[2]).

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Bible Dictionary

Diamond definition


(1.) A precious gem (Heb. yahalom', in allusion to its hardness), otherwise unknown, the sixth, i.e., the third in the second row, in the breastplate of the high priest, with the name of Naphtali engraven on it (Ex. 28:18; 39:11; R.V. marg., "sardonyx.") (2.) A precious stone (Heb. shamir', a sharp point) mentioned in Jer. 17:1. From its hardness it was used for cutting and perforating other minerals. It is rendered "adamant" (q.v.) in Ezek. 3:9, Zech. 7:12. It is the hardest and most valuable of precious stones.

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