jewel jewel  /ˈdʒu əl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry
  2. (n) a person who is as brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry
  3. (v) adorn or decorate with precious stones

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Usage(s):

  1. The crown jewel was the Model III, introduced in 1957, a little folded-steel crackerbox powered by a 9-hp motor.
  2. Three years later, Cheonggyecheon was reborn, an environmentally friendly civic jewel that has changed the face of Seoul.
  3. My first impression was one of wonder at the pristine cave, a jewel full of stalactites that glittered white under the light of our torches.

News

  1. History of Voting Rights Act

    The Voting Rights Act is often called the crown jewel of the civil rights movement, yet many Americans do not know why or how it was passed. Pictured, NAACP Field Director Charles White speaks on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, June 25, after the court limited use of a major part of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965, in effect invalidating a key enforcement provision.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: CNN

  2. La Brea Bakery's New Italian 5 Grain Loaf Now Available at Jewel

    La Brea Bakery, the nation’s favorite artisan bread brand, has introduced a new all natural, hearth baked Italian 5 Grain Loaf that is now available at Jewel Stores located throughout the Chicagoland area. (PRWeb June 25, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10849252.htm
    on June 25, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Tracy Flick Has Nothing on Stuyvesant's Elite NYC Student Government Scandal

    It's not easy being a Stuy kid. In recent years, students at Stuyvesant High School, the crown jewel of New York City's Specialized High Schools, have grabbed national attention for cheating on tests with their cell phones, recording racist rap videos, and organizing an event called "Slutty Wednesday" to protest the school's dress code. The latest controversy to befall one of the nation's most ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "In just seven short years, Oxygen has become the crown jewel of independent networks," said Jeff Zucker, president and chief executive of NBC Universal. "It's a terrific property with a clear mission, strong brand, and desirable audience."
    on Oct 9, 2007 By: Jeff Zucker Source: Inquirer.net

  2. "It just felt like a jewel and that it was a show that really had so many people passionate about it," said Silverman. "I only get yelled at, but we love these great shows."
    on Jan 15, 2009 By: Ben Silverman Source: FOXNews

  3. "Ike made Tina the jewel she was," Spector said.
    on Dec 21, 2007 By: Phil Spector Source: Forbes

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