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Definition of GEM

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Gem \Gem\, n. [OE. gemme precious stone, F. gemme, fr. L. gemma a precious stone, bud.]
     1. (Bot.) A bud.
        [1913 Webster]

              From the joints of thy prolific stem
              A swelling knot is raised called a gem. --Denham. [1913 Webster]

     2. A precious stone of any kind, as the ruby, emerald, topaz, sapphire, beryl, spinel, etc., especially when cut and polished for ornament; a jewel. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     3. Anything of small size, or expressed within brief limits, which is regarded as a gem on account of its beauty or value, as a small picture, a verse of poetry, a witty or wise saying. [1913 Webster]

     {Artificial gem}, an imitation of a gem, made of glass colored with metallic oxide. Cf. {Paste}, and {Strass}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Gem \Gem\ v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gemmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gemming}]
     1. To put forth in the form of buds. "Gemmed their blossoms." [R.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     2. To adorn with gems or precious stones.
        [1913 Webster]

     3. To embellish or adorn, as with gems; as, a foliage gemmed with dewdrops. [1913 Webster]

              England is . . . gemmed with castles and palaces.
                                                    --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

GEM
         Generalized Executive for realtime Multiprocessor applications (OS)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

GEM
         Graphics Environment Manager (DR, PC)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

125 Moby Thesaurus words for "gem":
     Danish, Danish pastry, English muffin, Parker House roll, Yorkshire pudding, acceptable person, anklet, armlet, bagel, bangle, bead, beads, bejewel, beribbon, beset, bespangle, bialy, bialystoker, bijou, boast, bracelet, breastpin, brooch, bun, capital fellow, catch, chain, chaplet, charm, chatelaine, circle, clover-leaf roll, coffee cake, coronet, cream, crescent roll, croissant, cross bun, crown, crumpet, crystal, diadem, diamond, earring, elite, engrave, feather, figure, filigree, find, flag, flounce, flower, fob, garland, gem stone, gentleman, godsend, good fellow, good lot, good man, good person, good sort, good thing, good woman, hard roll, honest man, hot cross bun, ideal, illuminate, jewel, kaiser roll, lady, locket, marvel, masterpiece, mensch, muffin, necklace, nonpareil, nose ring, onion roll, paint, pearl, perfect gentleman, perfect lady, persona grata, pick, pin, pinwheel roll, plum, plume, popover, precious stone, pride, pride and joy, prince, prize, quintessence, real man, rhinestone, ribbon, right sort, ring, roll, rough diamond, scone, semiprecious stone, soft roll, spangle, stickpin, stone, tiara, tinsel, torque, treasure, trophy, trouvaille, wampum, windfall, winner, worthy, wreathe, wristband, wristlet


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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