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English Dictionary: gem by the DICT Development Group
4 results for gem
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. art highly prized for its beauty or perfection [syn: gem, treasure]
  2. a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry; "he had the gem set in a ring for his wife"; "she had jewels made of all the rarest stones"
    Synonym(s): gem, gemstone, stone
  3. a person who is as brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry
    Synonym(s): jewel, gem
  4. a sweet quick bread baked in a cup-shaped pan
    Synonym(s): muffin, gem
  5. a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry
    Synonym(s): jewel, gem, precious stone
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Gem \Gem\, n. [OE. gemme precious stone, F. gemme, fr. L. gemma
      a precious stone, bud.]
      1. (Bot.) A bud.
                     From the joints of thy prolific stem A swelling knot
                     is raised called a gem.                     --Denham.
      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.
      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.
      {Artificial gem}, an imitation of a gem, made of glass
            colored with metallic oxide. Cf. {Paste}, and {Strass}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Gem \Gem\ v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gemmed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      1. To put forth in the form of buds. [bd]Gemmed their
            blossoms.[b8] [R.] --Milton.
      2. To adorn with gems or precious stones.
      3. To embellish or adorn, as with gems; as, a foliage gemmed
            with dewdrops.
                     England is . . . gemmed with castles and palaces.
                                                                              --W. Irving.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Gem, KS (city, FIPS 26050)
      Location: 39.42577 N, 100.89681 W
      Population (1990): 104 (47 housing units)
      Area: 0.8 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 67734
   Gem, WV
      Zip code(s): 26335
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