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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gem  \Gem\  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gemmed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Gemming}] 
  1.  To  put  forth  in  the  form  of  buds.  ``Gemmed  their 
  blossoms.''  [R.]  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  adorn  with  gems  or  precious  stones. 
 
  3.  To  embellish  or  adorn,  as  with  gems;  as  a  foliage  gemmed 
  with  dewdrops. 
 
  England  is  .  .  .  gemmed  with  castles  and  palaces. 
  --W.  Irving. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gem  \Gem\,  n.  [OE.  gemme  precious  stone,  F.  gemme,  fr  L.  gemma 
  a  precious  stone,  bud.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  bud. 
 
  From  the  joints  of  thy  prolific  stem  A  swelling  knot 
  is  raised  called  a  gem.  --Denham. 
 
  2.  A  precious  stone  of  any  kind  as  the  ruby,  emerald,  topaz, 
  sapphire,  beryl,  spinel,  etc.,  especially  when  cut  and 
  polished  for  ornament;  a  jewel.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Anything  of  small  size,  or  expressed  within  brief  limits, 
  which  is  regarded  as  a  gem  on  account  of  its  beauty  or 
  value,  as  a  small  picture,  a  verse  of  poetry,  a  witty  or 
  wise  saying. 
 
  {Artificial  gem},  an  imitation  of  a  gem,  made  of  glass 
  colored  with  metallic  oxide.  Cf  {Paste},  and  {Strass}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gem 
  n  1:  something  highly  prized  for  its  beauty  or  perfection  [syn:  {treasure}] 
  2:  a  crystalline  rock  that  can  be  cut  and  polished  for  jewelry 
  [syn:  {gemstone},  {stone}] 
  3:  a  person  who  is  a  brilliant  and  precious  as  a  piece  of 
  jewelry  [syn:  {jewel}] 
  4:  a  sweet  quick  bread  baked  in  a  cup-shaped  pan  [syn:  {muffin}] 
  5:  a  precious  or  semiprecious  stone  incorporated  into  a  piece 
  of  jewelry  [syn:  {jewel},  {precious  stone}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Gem,  KS  (city,  FIPS  26050) 
  Location:  39.42577  N,  100.89681  W 
  Population  (1990):  104  (47  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  67734 
  Gem,  WV 
  Zip  code(s):  26335 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  GEM 
 
    One  of  the  first  commercially  available 
  {GUI}s.  Borrowing  heavily  from  the  {Macintosh}  {WIMP}-style 
  interface  it  was  available  for  both  the  {IBM}  compatible 
  market  (being  packaged  with  {Amstrad}'s  original  {PC}  series) 
  and  more  successfully  for  the  {Atari}  ST  range.  The  PC 
  version  was  produced  by  {Digital  Research}  (more  famous  for 
  {DR-DOS},  their  {MS-DOS}  clone),  and  was  not  developed  very 
  far  The  Atari  version,  however,  continued  to  be  developed 
  until  the  early  1990s  and  the  later  versions  supported  24-bit 
  colour  modes,  full  colour  {icons}  and  a  nice  looking  sculpted 
  3D  interface. 
 
  (1997-01-10) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  GEM 
  Graphics  Environment  Manager  DR 
 
 




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