Meaning of JEWEL in English

JEWEL

transcription, транскрипция: [ dʒu:əl ]

( jewels)

1.

A jewel is a precious stone used to decorate valuable things that you wear, such as rings or necklaces.

...a golden box containing precious jewels.

N-COUNT

see also crown jewels

2.

If you describe something or someone as a jewel , you mean that they are better, more beautiful, or more special than other similar things or than other people.

Walk down Castle Street and admire our little jewel of a cathedral...

= gem

N-COUNT : oft N of n

3.

If you refer to an achievement or thing as the jewel in someone’s crown , you mean that it is considered to be their greatest achievement or the thing they can be most proud of.

His achievement is astonishing and this book is the jewel in his crown.

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