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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jewel  \Jew"el\,  n.  [OE.  juel,  jowel,  OF  jouel,  juel,  joiel,  F. 
  joyau,  dim.  of  OF  joie  joy,  jewel,  F.  joie  joy.  See  {Joy}.] 
  1.  An  ornament  of  dress  usually  made  of  a  precious  metal,  and 
  having  enamel  or  precious  stones  as  a  part  of  its  design. 
 
  Plate  of  rare  device,  and  jewels  Of  rich  and 
  exquisite  form  --Shak. 
 
  2.  A  precious  stone;  a  gem.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  An  object  regarded  with  special  affection;  a  precious 
  thing  ``Our  prince  (jewel  of  children).''  --Shak. 
 
  4.  A  bearing  for  a  pivot  a  pivot  in  a  watch,  formed  of  a 
  crystal  or  precious  stone,  as  a  ruby. 
 
  {Jewel  block}  (Naut.),  block  at  the  extremity  of  a  yard, 
  through  which  the  halyard  of  a  studding  sail  is  rove. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jewel  \Jew"el\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Jeweled},  or  {Jewelled};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Jeweling},  or  {Jewelling}.] 
  To  dress,  adorn,  deck,  or  supply  with  jewels,  as  a  dress,  a 
  sword  hilt,  or  a  watch;  to  bespangle,  as  with  jewels. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jewel 
  n  1:  a  precious  or  semiprecious  stone  incorporated  into  a  piece 
  of  jewelry  [syn:  {gem},  {precious  stone}] 
  2:  a  person  who  is  a  brilliant  and  precious  as  a  piece  of 
  jewelry  [syn:  {gem}] 
  v  :  adorn  with  jewels 




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