• (obsolete) a gemma or leaf-bud
  • (uncountable, printing, uncommon, obsolete) A size of type between brilliant (4-point) and diamond (4½-point), running 222 lines to the foot.
  • Anything of small size, or expressed within brief limits, which is regarded as a gem on account of its beauty or value, such as a small picture, a verse of poetry, or an epigram.

    "a gem of wit"

  • (computing) A package containing programs or libraries for the Ruby programming language.
  • (figuratively) any precious or highly valued thing or person

    "She's an absolute gem."

  • a type of geometrid moth, Orthonama obstipata
  • A precious stone, usually of substantial monetary value or prized for its beauty or shine.


  • (transitive) To adorn with, or as if with, gems.

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