Jewelry
Jewelry Jew"el*ry (j[=u]"[e^]l*r[y^] or j[udd]"[e^]l*r[y^]), n. [Cf. F. joaillerie.] [1913 Webster] 1. The art or trade of a jeweler. --Cotgrave. [1913 Webster]

2. Jewels, collectively; as, a bride's jewelry. [1913 Webster]


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  • jewelry — (n.) late 14c., juelrye precious ornaments, jewel work, from O.Fr. juelerye, from jouel (see JEWEL (Cf. jewel)). In modern use it can be analyzed as jewel + ERY (Cf. ery) or jeweler + Y (Cf. y) (1). Also jewellery …   Etymology dictionary

  • jewelry — [n] precious stones, metals worn as decoration adornment, anklet, band, bangle, bauble, beads, bijou, bracelet, brass, brooch, cameo, chain, charm, choker, costume, cross, crown, diamonds, earring, finery, frippery, gem, glass*, gold, ice*, jewel …   New thesaurus

  • jewelry — [jo͞o′əl rē, jo͞ol′rē] n. ornaments such as rings, brooches, bracelets, etc., collectively …   English World dictionary

  • jewelry — /jooh euhl ree/, n. 1. articles of gold, silver, precious stones, etc., for personal adornment. 2. any ornaments for personal adornment, as necklaces or cuff links, including those of base metals, glass, plastic, or the like. Also, esp. Brit.,… …   Universalium

  • jewelry —    Both men and women wore jewelry in ancient Mesopotamia, and jewelry items were also used to decorate statues of gods, were exchanged as gifts between rulers, were given as wedding gifts, were included in dowries and inheritances, and, of… …   Ancient Mesopotamia dictioary

  • jewelry — jew|el|ry [ dʒuəlri ] noun uncount ** objects that you wear as decoration. Types of jewelry are rings, which you wear on your finger, bracelets, which you wear on your wrist, and necklaces, which you wear around your neck: wear jewelry: My mother …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Jewelry — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. gems, precious stones, Jewels, gold, silver, baubles, trinkets, adornments, frippery, bijoux, bijouterie, ornaments, costume Jewelry, bangles, gewgaws, gimcrackery, junk Jewelry*; see also Jewel 1 . Types of Jewelry include:… …   English dictionary for students

  • jewelry — noun a locked box for her jewelry Syn: jewels, gems, gemstones, precious stones; costume jewelry, trinkets; informal bling; archaic bijoux …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • JEWELRY —    Etruscan jewelry comprised brooches (fibulae), hair rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets made out of bronze and gold …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • jewelry — n. AE; BE spelling: jewellery antique; costume; imitation; junk; precious jewelry …   Combinatory dictionary

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