Associations to the word «Gem»

Pictures for the word «Gem»


GEM, noun. A precious stone, usually of substantial monetary value or prized for its beauty or shine.
GEM, noun. (figuratively) any precious or highly valued thing or person
GEM, noun. Anything of small size, or expressed within brief limits, which is regarded as a gem on account of its beauty or value, such as a small picture, a verse of poetry, or an epigram.
GEM, noun. (obsolete) a gemma or leaf-bud
GEM, noun. A type of geometrid moth, Orthonama obstipata
GEM, noun. (computing) A package containing programs or libraries for the Ruby programming language.
GEM, noun. (uncountable) (printing) (uncommon) (obsolete) A size of type between brilliant (4-point) and diamond (4½-point), running 222 lines to the foot.
GEM, verb. (transitive) To adorn with, or as if with, gems.
GEM, proper noun. A native or resident of the American state of Idaho.
GEM, proper noun. A ghost town in California.
GEM, proper noun. An unincorporated community in Indiana.
GEM, proper noun. A city in Kansas.
GEM, noun. Initialism of ground-effect machine.
GEM STATE, proper noun. Idaho

Dictionary definition

GEM, noun. Art highly prized for its beauty or perfection.
GEM, noun. 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".
GEM, noun. A person who is as brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry.
GEM, noun. A sweet quick bread baked in a cup-shaped pan.
GEM, noun. A precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry.

Wise words

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
Friedrich Nietzsche