gem gem  /ˈdʒɛm/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) art highly prized for its beauty or perfection
  2. (n) a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry
  3. (n) a person who is as brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry
  4. (n) a sweet quick bread baked in a cup-shaped pan
  5. (n) a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry

Usage(s):

  1. Occasionally, there is something new under the sun or, in the case of a beautiful new gem called Royal Lavulite, under the earth.
  2. A hidden gem, this little app allows you to circumvent the iPhone's standard hunt-and-peck fingertip typing a major iPhone-user gripe when you're composing an e-mail message.
  3. My first encounter with tanzanite, however, was not in Africa but in Jaipur, India, where many of the world's colored gems are cut and polished.

News

  1. Monmouth: Street Gem looks for avoid any further bumps in Revidere

    OCEANPORT, N.J. – Street Gem, disqualified from a stakes placing last time out, gets another chance to earn her first black type on Sunday in the $60,000 Revidere Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on turf at Monmouth Park.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Daily Racing Form

  2. Rock club schedules annual gem show

    BEDFORD — The 48th Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show, sponsored by the Lawrence County Rock Club, is returning to Lawrence County. The show, usually held the fourth weekend ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Bedford Times-Mail

  3. International Gem Tower NY Hosts TransGuardian Patriot Act Seminar for Diamond Industry

    The new International Gem Tower (IGT, http://www.internationalgemtower.com) at 50 W 47th Street, New York, hosted a full-capacity seminar conducted by TransGuardian, Inc. (www.transguardian.com). Members of the DDC and IDCA attended the catered event in the model IGT suite on the 18th floor. All attendees entirely completed all elements of their mandatory Patriot Act compliance in a 2.5 hour ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: PR.com

Quotes

  1. "Phil was a gem, one of the greatest people I ever knew. A dear friend and great teammate," said Hall of Famer Yogi Berra, who frequently visited Rizzuto in his later years. "When I first came up to the Yankees, he was like a big -- actually,...
    on Aug 14, 2007 By: Yogi Berra Source: ESPN

  2. "If that's not a web gem, I've never seen one," Leyland said. "Nobody makes a better play than that."
    on Jul 8, 2007 By: Jim Leyland Source: Forbes

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