Definition of 'gem'
Example sentences containing 'gem'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Real gems came from retiring ambassadors departing their final posts. Times, Sunday Times (2007)So they are going to have to get creative and maybe unearth a little gem from somewhere. The Sun (2014)Probably move it abroad and buy gold or gems. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This gem of a hotel deserves a visit. The Sun (2014)It has undergone extensive renovation and become a real gem. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But at least they unearthed a new gem. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The awards will be looking for hidden gems in hotels across the country. The Sun (2011)Any fresh lettuce will do but the heart of something like a little gem would be most suitable. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Use some of the shredded little gem to half fill each pitta then fill up with the lamb and salad mixture. The Sun (2016)Outside pressures can unearth hidden gems. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Here we have a real gem but allow him the time and space to still make errors and to keep on learning. The Sun (2008)The diesel engine is a gem, with good power for such an economical motor. The Sun (2011)The answer is that it's a little gem. The Sun (2011)Remove the larger, outer leaves from the gem lettuces. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Its three acts use the theme of precious gems to showcase different styles of dance covering more than 100 years. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Are there any architectural gems? Times, Sunday Times (2009)She was so moved by the story of this precious little gem of a workshop in the Dorset countryside that she agreed at once. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The range is all gold: no gems, no silver. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This has left Sheffield with a largely vacant eyesore or architectural gem, depending on your outlook. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Recommended varieties White gem is good in most soils; gladiator is not only big but tastes good too. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Lion heads, gold gilt or gem designs, pop one on a shirt and be the centre of attention. The Sun (2013)Step away from the packages, hire a car and you're ready to head off in search of some of the hotel gems across the isle. The Sun (2006)
Trends of 'gem'
Used Occasionally. gem is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage over:
Translations for 'gem'
British English: gem /dʒɛm/ NOUN
A gem is a jewel.
- American English: gem
- Arabic: جَوْهَرَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: pedra preciosa
- Chinese: 宝石
- Croatian: dragi kamen
- Czech: drahokam
- Danish: ædelsten
- Dutch: edelsteen
- European Spanish: piedra preciosa
- Finnish: jalokivi
- French: pierre précieuse
- German: Edelstein
- Greek: πολύτιμος λίθος
- Italian: gemma
- Japanese: 宝石
- Korean: 보석
- Norwegian: edelstein
- Polish: klejnot
- European Portuguese: pedra preciosa
- Romanian: piatră prețioasă
- Russian: драгоценный камень
- Spanish: piedra preciosa
- Swedish: ädelsten
- Thai: เพชรพลอย
- Turkish: mücevher
- Ukrainian: коштовний камінь
- Vietnamese: viên ngọc
Definition of gem from the Collins English Dictionary
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
VAR, planebae & a peng sort: July’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this July with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.