Gem - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dʒem|  American pronunciation of the word gem
Brit.  |dʒem|  British pronunciation of the word gem

noun

- art highly prized for its beauty or perfection (syn: treasure)
- a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry(syn: gemstone, stone)

he had the gem set in a ring for his wife

- a person who is as brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry (syn: jewel)
- a sweet quick bread baked in a cup-shaped pan (syn: muffin)
- a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry (syn: jewel)

Examples

The house is a gem of colonial architecture.

He pitched a gem of a game.

Her most recent novel is a real gem.

The new man seemed to be a gem.

Every single ad in the campaign has been a gem.

The Fortune is a tiny gem of a theatre.

Ben, you're a real gem!

he had the gem set in a ring for his wife

Word forms

noun
singular: gem
plural: gems
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