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Definition 1: a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for gem in the sense of this definition

(gem is a kind of ...) an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)

(... is a kind of gem ) a precious stone that is a valuable part of a sovereign's regalia

(... is a kind of gem ) a gem (usually a diamond) in a setting by itself

(... is a kind of gem ) a transparent piece of diamond that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem

(... is a kind of gem ) a transparent piece of ruby that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem

(... is a kind of gem ) a smooth lustrous round structure inside the shell of a clam or oyster; much valued as a jewel

(... is a kind of gem ) a transparent piece of emerald that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem

(... is a kind of gem ) a transparent piece of sapphire that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem

Definition 2: art highly prized for its beauty or perfection - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for gem in the sense of this definition

(gem is a kind of ...) the products of human creativity; works of art collectively

"an art exhibition" "a collection of fine art"

Definition 3: a sweet quick bread baked in a cup-shaped pan - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for gem in the sense of this definition

(gem is a kind of ...) breads made with a leavening agent that permits immediate baking

(... is a kind of gem ) muffin containing bran

(... is a kind of gem ) cornbread muffin

(... is a kind of gem ) light hollow muffin made of a puff batter (individual Yorkshire pudding) baked in a deep muffin cup

Definition 4: a person who is as brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for gem in the sense of this definition

(gem is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

Definition 5: a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry - [noun denoting substance]

Samples where gem or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had the gem set in a ring for his wife
  • she had jewels made of all the rarest stones

Synonyms for gem in the sense of this definition

(gem is a kind of ...) a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure

(... is a kind of gem ) a highly polished gem that is cut convexly but without facets

(... is a kind of gem ) a gemstone that is opaque

(... is a kind of gem ) a gemstone having the property of transmitting light without serious diffusion

(... is part of gem) an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)

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