precious stone

precious stone
noun (C) a rare and valuable jewel such as a diamond or an emerald 1 —compare semi­precious

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать курсовую

Look at other dictionaries:

  • precious stone — precious stones N COUNT A precious stone is a valuable stone, such as a diamond or a ruby, that is used for making jewellery. Syn: gem, jewel …   English dictionary

  • precious stone — n a rare and valuable jewel such as a ↑diamond or an ↑emerald →↑semi precious …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • precious stone — noun count a valuable stone such as a DIAMOND or RUBY, used for making jewelry …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • precious stone — ► NOUN ▪ a highly attractive and valuable piece of mineral, used in jewellery …   English terms dictionary

  • precious stone — n. a rare and costly gem: technically, this term is applied to the diamond, emerald, ruby, and sapphire …   English World dictionary

  • precious stone — noun a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry • Syn: ↑jewel, ↑gem • Derivationally related forms: ↑jeweler (for: ↑jewel), ↑jeweller (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • precious stone — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms precious stone : singular precious stone plural precious stones a valuable stone such as a diamond or ruby, used for making jewellery …   English dictionary

  • precious stone — Synonyms and related words: anklet, armlet, bangle, beads, bijou, bracelet, breastpin, brooch, chain, chaplet, charm, chatelaine, circle, coronet, crown, crystal, diadem, earring, fob, gem, gem stone, jewel, locket, necklace, nose ring, pin,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ˌprecious ˈstone — noun [C] a valuable stone such as a DIAMOND or RUBY …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • precious stone — a gem distinguished for its beauty and rarity, used in jewelry. [1250 1300; ME] * * * …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”