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Definition of Jewel


  1. An ornament of dress usually made of a precious metal, and having enamel or precious stones as a part of its design.
  2. A precious stone; a gem.
  3. An object regarded with special affection; a precious thing.
  4. A bearing for a pivot a pivot in a watch, formed of a crystal or precious stone, as a ruby.
  5. To dress, adorn, deck, or supply with jewels, as a dress, a sword hilt, or a watch; to bespangle, as with jewels.

Jewel Quotations

A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Ludwig van Beethoven

The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom.
Sun Tzu

Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
William Shakespeare

Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.
Patrick Henry

Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom.
William Penn
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Jewel Translations

jewel in Afrikaans is juweel
jewel in Dutch is edelgesteente, edelsteen, steen
jewel in Finnish is jalokivi
jewel in French is joyau, bijou
jewel in German is Edelstein, Juwel
jewel in Italian is gemma
jewel in Norwegian is smykke, juvel
jewel in Spanish is joya
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