World English Dictionary
jewel (ˈdʒuːəl)
1.  a precious or semiprecious stone; gem
2.  a person or thing resembling a jewel in preciousness, brilliance, etc
3.  a gemstone, often synthetically produced, used as a bearing in a watch
4.  a piece of jewellery
5.  an ornamental glass boss, sometimes faceted, used in stained glasswork
6.  jewel in the crown the most valuable, esteemed, or successful person or thing of a number: who will be the jewel in the crown of English soccer?
vb , -els, -elling, -elled, -els, -eling, -eled
7.  (tr) to fit or decorate with a jewel or jewels
[C13: from Old French jouel, perhaps from jeu game, from Latin jocus]

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