semiprecious stone

semiprecious stone

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  • semiprecious stone — n. gemstone that is not commercially valuable but is as expensive or rare as a precious stone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • semiprecious — adjective Sort of or somewhat precious or valuable. Usually used as part of the terms semiprecious stone or semiprecious gem. See Also: semiprecious stone, semiprecious gem …   Wiktionary

  • semiprecious — sem|i|pre|cious [ ,semi preʃəs, ,semaı preʃəs ] adjective a semiprecious stone is one that is used in jewelry and is valuable, but not as valuable as a precious stone such as a DIAMOND or EMERALD …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stone — Synonyms and related words: Irish confetti, Lydian stone, Tarmac, Tarvia, aa, abyssal rock, acorn, adamant, adamantine, adobe, agate, alexandrite, amethyst, anklet, anthraconite, aplite, aquamarine, arch, armlet, ashlar, asphalt, aventurine,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • stone — noun 1) someone threw a stone at me Syn: rock, pebble, boulder 2) a commemorative stone Syn: tablet, monument, monolith, obelisk; gravestone, headstone, tombstone 3) …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • stone — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. coblestone, pebble; mineral; gem, jewel; gravestone, tombstone, millstone, whetstone, hearthstone, flagstone, etc.; pit, endocarp, pyrene; concretion, calculus. See density, ornament. II (Roget s IV)… …   English dictionary for students

  • semiprecious — adjective Date: 1858 of a gemstone of less commercial value than a precious stone …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • semiprecious — /sem ee presh euhs, sem uy /, adj. (of a stone) having commercial value as a gem but not classified as precious, as the amethyst or garnet. [1885 90; SEMI + PRECIOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • semiprecious — adj. (of a gem) less valuable than a precious stone …   Useful english 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 — 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

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