An example of a jewel is a diamond.
An example of a jewel is an employee who always goes above and beyond their job description.
An example of jewel is putting rhinestones on the collar of a jacket.
Galveston was the jewel of Texas prior to the hurricane.
Other Word Forms
Origin of jewel
- Middle English juel from Anglo-Norman perhaps from Vulgar Latin iocāle from neuter of *iocālis of play from Latin iocus joke yek- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition