Associations to the word «Precious»


PRECIOUS, adjective. Of high value or worth, or seemingly regarded as such.
PRECIOUS, adjective. Regarded with love or tenderness.
PRECIOUS, adjective. (pejorative) Treated with too much reverence.
PRECIOUS, adjective. (pejorative) Contrived to be cute or charming.
PRECIOUS, noun. Someone (or something) who is loved; a darling.
PRECIOUS, adverb. Very; an intensifier.
PRECIOUS, proper noun. A surname​, originating as a male or female nickname.
PRECIOUS, proper noun. A female given name.
PRECIOUS METAL, noun. A rare metallic chemical element of high economic value, such as gold and platinum.
PRECIOUS METALS, noun. Plural of precious metal
PRECIOUS STONE, noun. Any gem, such as a diamond or ruby, that is expensive because of its rarity or desirability; especially one set into a piece of jewelry.
PRECIOUS STONES, noun. Plural of precious stone

Dictionary definition

PRECIOUS, adverb. Extremely; "there is precious little time left".
PRECIOUS, adjective. Characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for; "a cherished friend"; "children are precious"; "a treasured heirloom"; "so good to feel wanted".
PRECIOUS, adjective. Of high worth or cost; "diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds are precious stones".
PRECIOUS, adjective. Held in great esteem for admirable qualities especially of an intrinsic nature; "a valued friend"; "precious memories".
PRECIOUS, adjective. Obviously contrived to charm; "an insufferably precious performance"; "a child with intolerably cute mannerisms".

Wise words

One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.