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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DIAMOND, n. Dimond. [L., Gr. See Adamant.]
1. A mineral, gem or precious stone, of the most valuable kind, remarkable for its hardness, as it scratches all other minerals. When pure, the diamond is usually clear and transparent, but it is sometimes colored. In its rough state, it is commonly in the form of a roundish pebble, or of octahedral crystals. It consists of carbon, and when heated to 14 degrees Wedgewood, and exposed to a current of air, it is gradually, but completely combustible. When pure and transparent, it is said to be of the first water.
2. A very small printing letter.
3. A figure, otherwise called a rhombus.
DIAMOND, a. Resembling a diamond, as a diamond color; or consisting of diamonds, as a diamond chain.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a transparent piece of diamond that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem
2: very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem [syn: diamond, adamant]
3: a parallelogram with four equal sides; an oblique-angled equilateral parallelogram [syn: rhombus, rhomb, diamond]
4: a playing card in the minor suit that has one or more red rhombuses on it; "he led a small diamond"; "diamonds were trumps"
5: the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate [syn: baseball diamond, diamond, infield] [ant: outfield]
6: the baseball playing field [syn: ball field, baseball field, diamond]

Merriam Webster's

or Kumgang geographical name mountains SE North Korea; highest 5374 feet (1638 meters)

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English diamaunde, from Middle French diamand, from Late Latin diamant-, diamas, alteration of Latin adamant-, adamas hardest metal, diamond, from Greek Date: 14th century 1. a. native crystalline carbon that is the hardest known mineral, that is usually nearly colorless, that when transparent and free from flaws is highly valued as a precious stone, and that is used industrially especially as an abrasive; also a piece of this substance b. crystallized carbon produced artificially 2. something that resembles a diamond (as in brilliance, value, or fine quality) 3. a square or rhombus-shaped figure usually oriented with the long diagonal vertical 4. a. a playing card marked with a stylized figure of a red diamond b. plural but singular or plural in construction the suit comprising cards marked with diamonds 5. a baseball infield; also the entire playing field II. transitive verb Date: 1751 to adorn with or as if with diamonds III. adjective Date: 1872 of, relating to, or being a 60th or 75th anniversary or its celebration <diamond jubilee>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n., adj., & v. --n. 1 a precious stone of pure carbon crystallized in octahedrons etc., the hardest naturally-occurring substance. 2 a figure shaped like the cross-section of a diamond; a rhombus. 3 a a playing-card of a suit denoted by a red rhombus. b (in pl.) this suit. 4 a glittering particle or point (of frost etc.). 5 a tool with a small diamond for glass-cutting. 6 Baseball a the space delimited by the bases. b the entire field. --adj. 1 made of or set with diamonds or a diamond. 2 rhombus-shaped. --v.tr. adorn with or as with diamonds. Phrases and idioms: diamond cut diamond wit or cunning is met by its like. diamond jubilee the 60th (or 75th) anniversary of an event, esp. a sovereign's accession. diamond wedding a 60th (or 75th) wedding anniversary. Derivatives: diamondiferous adj. Etymology: ME f. OF diamant f. med.L diamas diamant- var. of L adamas ADAMANT f. Gk

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Diamond Di"a*mond (?; 277), n. [OE. diamaund, diamaunt, F. diamant, corrupted, fr. L. adamas, the hardest iron, steel, diamond, Gr. ?. Perh. the corruption is due to the influence of Gr. ? transparent. See Adamant, Tame.] 1. A precious stone or gem excelling in brilliancy and beautiful play of prismatic colors, and remarkable for extreme hardness. Note: The diamond is native carbon in isometric crystals, often octahedrons with rounded edges. It is usually colorless, but some are yellow, green, blue, and even black. It is the hardest substance known. The diamond as found in nature (called a rough diamond) is cut, for use in jewelry, into various forms with many reflecting faces, or facets, by which its brilliancy is much increased. See Brilliant, Rose. Diamonds are said to be of the first water when very transparent, and of the second or third water as the transparency decreases. 2. A geometrical figure, consisting of four equal straight lines, and having two of the interior angles acute and two obtuse; a rhombus; a lozenge. 3. One of a suit of playing cards, stamped with the figure of a diamond. 4. (Arch.) A pointed projection, like a four-sided pyramid, used for ornament in lines or groups. 5. (Baseball) The infield; the square space, 90 feet on a side, having the bases at its angles. 6. (Print.) The smallest kind of type in English printing, except that called brilliant, which is seldom seen. Note: [hand] This line is printed in the type called Diamond. Black diamond, coal; (Min.) See Carbonado. Bristol diamond. See Bristol stone, under Bristol. Diamond beetle (Zo["o]l.), a large South American weevil (Entimus imperialis), remarkable for its splendid luster and colors, due to minute brilliant scales. Diamond bird (Zo["o]l.), a small Australian bird (Pardalotus punctatus, family Ampelid[ae].). It is black, with white spots. Diamond drill (Engin.), a rod or tube the end of which is set with black diamonds; -- used for perforating hard substances, esp. for boring in rock. Diamond finch (Zo["o]l.), a small Australian sparrow, often kept in a cage. Its sides are black, with conspicuous white spots, and the rump is bright carmine. Diamond groove (Iron Working), a groove of V-section in a roll. Diamond mortar (Chem.), a small steel mortar used for pulverizing hard substances. Diamond-point tool, a cutting tool whose point is diamond-shaped. Diamond snake (Zo["o]l.), a harmless snake of Australia (Morelia spilotes); the carpet snake. Glazier's diamond, a small diamond set in a glazier's tool, for cutting glass.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Diamond Di"a*mond (?; 277), a. Resembling a diamond; made of, or abounding in, diamonds; as, a diamond chain; a diamond field.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(diamonds) 1. A diamond is a hard, bright, precious stone which is clear and colourless. Diamonds are used in jewellery and for cutting very hard substances. ...a pair of diamond earrings. N-VAR 2. A diamond is a shape with four straight sides of equal length where the opposite angles are the same, but none of the angles is equal to 90: ?. He formed his hands into the shape of a diamond. N-COUNT 3. Diamonds is one of the four suits of cards in a pack of playing cards. Each card in the suit is marked with one or more red symbols in the shape of a diamond. He drew the seven of diamonds. N-UNCOUNT-COLL A diamond is a playing card of this suit. N-COUNT

Easton's Bible Dictionary

(1.) A precious gem (Heb. yahalom', in allusion to its hardness), otherwise unknown, the sixth, i.e., the third in the second row, in the breastplate of the high priest, with the name of Naphtali engraven on it (Ex. 28:18; 39:11; R.V. marg., "sardonyx.")

(2.) A precious stone (Heb. shamir', a sharp point) mentioned in Jer. 17:1. From its hardness it was used for cutting and perforating other minerals. It is rendered "adamant" (q.v.) in Ezek. 3:9, Zech. 7:12. It is the hardest and most valuable of precious stones.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

di'-a-mund. See STONES, PRECIOUS.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Brilliant, crystallized carbon, carbon crystal. 2. Rhombus, lozenge.

Foolish Dictionary

A bright gem the sparkle of which sometimes renders a woman stone-blind to the defects of the man proffering it.

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