Meaning of DIAMOND in English

DIAMOND

— diamondlike , adj.

/duy"meuhnd, duy"euh-/ , n.

1. a pure or nearly pure, extremely hard form of carbon, naturally crystallized in the isometric system.

2. a piece of this stone.

3. a transparent, flawless or almost flawless piece of this stone, esp. when cut and polished, valued as a precious gem.

4. a ring or other piece of jewelry containing such a precious stone, esp. an engagement ring.

5. a piece of this stone used in a drill or cutting tool.

6. a tool provided with such an uncut stone, used for cutting glass.

7. crystallized carbon, or a piece of it, artificially produced.

8. an equilateral quadrilateral, esp. as placed with its diagonals vertical and horizontal; a lozenge or rhombus.

9. any rhombus-shaped figure or object oriented with its diagonals vertical and horizontal.

10. a red rhombus-shaped figure on a playing card.

11. a card of the suit bearing such figures.

12. diamonds , ( used with a sing. or pl. v. ) the suit so marked: Diamonds is trump. Diamonds are trump.

13. Baseball.

a. the space enclosed by home plate and the three bases; infield.

b. the entire playing field.

14. Print. a 4 1 / 2 -point type of a size between brilliant and pearl.

15. diamond in the rough , a person of fine character but lacking refined manners or graces.

adj.

16. made of or set with a diamond or diamonds.

17. having the shape of a diamond: a dress with a diamond print.

18. indicating the 75th, or sometimes the 60th, event of a series, as a wedding anniversary. See table under wedding anniversary .

v.t.

19. to adorn with or as if with diamonds.

[ 1275-1325; ME diamant diamant-, s. of * diamas, perh. alter. of * adimas ( > F aimant magnet, OPr aziman diamond, magnet), for L adamas ADAMANT, diamond ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .