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a cut and polished precious stone; gem.
a fashioned ornament for personal adornment, especially of a precious metal set with gems.
a precious possession.
a person or thing that is treasured, esteemed, or indispensable.
a durable bearing used in fine timepieces and other delicate instruments, made of natural or synthetic precious stone or other very hard material.
an ornamental boss of glass, sometimes cut with facets, in stained-glass work.
something resembling a jewel in appearance, ornamental effect, or the like, as a star.
verb (used with object), jeweled, jeweling or (especially British) jewelled, jewelling.
to set or adorn with jewels.

1250–1300; Middle English jouel juel < Anglo-French jeul, Old French jouel, joel < Vulgar Latin *jocāle plaything, noun use of neuter of *jocālis (adj.) of play, equivalent to Latin joc(us) joke + -ālis -al1

jewellike, adjective
unjeweled, adjective
unjewelled, adjective
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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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Word Origin & History

late 13c., "article of value used for adornment," Anglo-Fr. juel, O.Fr. juel, jouel "ornament, jewel" (12c.), perhaps from M.L. jocale, from L. jocus "pastime, sport," in V.L. "that which causes joy" (see joke). Another theory traces it to L. gaudium, also with a notion of
"rejoice." Sense of "precious stone" developed early 14c.
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