Definition of Precious stone

1. Noun. A precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry.

Exact synonyms: Gem, Jewel
Specialized synonyms: Crown Jewel, Solitaire, Diamond, Ruby, Pearl, Emerald, Sapphire
Generic synonyms: Jewellery, Jewelry
Derivative terms: Jewel, Jeweler, Jeweler, Jeweller, Jeweller



Definition of Precious stone

1. Noun. Any gem, such as a diamond or ruby, that is expensive because of its rarity or desirability; especially one set into a piece of jewelry. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Precious Stone

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Literary usage of Precious stone

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1. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"SARDINE (2), a precious stone. (L., — Gk.) ME tardy», Wyclif, Kcv. iv. 3. —Lat. sardinas*, not in the ..."

2. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... to produce,"—or precious stone; in the latter sense the Greek terra is ... The degree oí hardness of a precious stone is soon ascertained by the ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... which have their bowl cut out of crystal, onyx, or some other precious stone.1 The finest examples of this class are the Ardagh chalice, ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1871)
"They wear strings of precious stones around their necks, sustaining a gold medal set round with pearls, and having in its centre a smooth precious stone. ..."

5. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1886)
"There are three terms, viz., precious stone, gem, and jewel, which are constantly confused, and which require a more rigid definition than is usually given ..."

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