jew·el /ˈʤuəl, ˈʤul ||ˈʤʊ(ə)l/
Jew·el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jeweled or Jewelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Jeweling, or Jewelling.] To dress, adorn, deck, or supply with jewels, as a dress, a sword hilt, or a watch; to bespangle, as with jewels; to bejewel.
The long gray tufts . . . are jeweled thick with dew. --M. Arnold.
1. An ornament of dress usually made of a precious metal, and having enamel or precious stones as a part of its design.
Plate of rare device, and jewels
Of rich and exquisite form. --Shak.
2. A precious stone; a gem.
3. An object regarded with special affection; a precious thing. “Our prince (jewel of children).”
4. A bearing for a pivot a pivot in a watch, formed of a crystal or precious stone, as a ruby.
Jewel block Naut., block at the extremity of a yard, through which the halyard of a studding sail is rove.
n 1: a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece
of jewelry [syn: gem, precious stone]
2: a person who is a brilliant and precious as a piece of
jewelry [syn: gem]
v : adorn or decorate with precious stones; "jeweled dresses"
[also: jewelling, jewelled]