Diamond

/ˈdʌɪ(ə)mənd/

Origin

1275–1325; Middle English diamant < Old French < Vulgar Latin *diamant-, stem of *diamas, perhaps alteration of *adimas (> French aimant magnet, Old Provençal aziman diamond, magnet), for Latin adamas adamant, diamond (Source: dictionary.com)

Middle English from Old French diamant, from medieval Latin diamas, diamant-, variant of Latin adamans (see adamant). (Source: lexico.com)

Definitions of Diamond

Diamond

noun

  1. a pure or nearly pure, extremely hard form of carbon, naturally crystallized in the isometric system.
  2. a piece of this stone.
  3. a transparent, flawless or almost flawless piece of this stone, especially when cut and polished, valued as a precious gem.
  4. a ring or other piece of jewelry containing such a precious stone, especially an engagement ring.
  5. a piece of this stone used in a drill or cutting tool.
  6. a tool provided with such an uncut stone, used for cutting glass.
  7. crystallized carbon, or a piece of it, artificially produced.
  8. an equilateral quadrilateral, especially as placed with its diagonals vertical and horizontal; a lozenge or rhombus.
  9. any rhombus-shaped figure or object oriented with its diagonals vertical and horizontal.
  10. a red rhombus-shaped figure on a playing card.
  11. a card of the suit bearing such figures.
  12. diamonds, (used with a singular or plural verb) the suit so marked: Diamonds is trump. Diamonds are trump.
  13. Baseball. the space enclosed by home plate and the three bases; infield. the entire playing field.
  14. Printing. a 4½-point type of a size between brilliant and pearl.
  15. Neil,born 1941, U.S. singer and songwriter.
  16. Cape, a hill in Canada, in S Quebec, on the St. Lawrence River.
  17. a colourless exceptionally hard mineral (but often tinted yellow, orange, blue, brown, or black by impurities), found in certain igneous rocks (esp the kimberlites of South Africa). It is used as a gemstone, as an abrasive, and on the working edges of cutting tools. Composition: carbon. Formula: C. Crystal structure: cubic (as modifier)a diamond ring Related adjective: diamantine
  18. geometry a figure having four sides of equal length forming two acute angles and two obtuse angles; rhombus(modifier) rhombic
  19. a red lozenge-shaped symbol on a playing card a card with one or more of these symbols or (when plural) the suit of cards so marked
  20. baseball the whole playing field the square formed by the four bases
  21. (formerly) a size of printer's type approximately equal to 4 1/2 point
  22. black diamond a figurative name for coal
  23. rough diamond an unpolished diamond a person of fine character who lacks refinement and polish

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Diamond

adjective

  1. made of or set with a diamond or diamonds.
  2. having the shape of a diamond:
  3. indicating the 75th, or sometimes the 60th, event of a series, as a wedding anniversary.

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Diamond

verb (used with object)

  1. to adorn with or as if with diamonds.

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Diamond

verb

  1. (tr) to decorate with or as with diamonds

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Diamond

noun

  1. A precious stone consisting of a clear and colourless crystalline form of pure carbon, the hardest naturally occurring substance.
  2. A figure with four straight sides of equal length forming two opposite acute angles and two opposite obtuse angles; a rhombus.

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Diamond

noun

  1. : 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
  2. : crystallized carbon produced artificially
  3. : something that resembles a diamond (as in brilliance, value, or fine quality)
  4. : a square or rhombus-shaped figure usually oriented with the long diagonal vertical
  5. : a playing card marked with a stylized figure of a red diamond
  6. : the suit comprising cards marked with diamonds
  7. : a baseball infield

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Diamond

verb

  1. : to adorn with or as if with diamonds

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Diamond

adjective

  1. : of, relating to, or being a 60th or 75th anniversary or its celebration diamond jubilee

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Diamond

biographical name

  1. Peter A(rthur) 1940– American economist

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Example sentences for Diamond

  1. Diamond Street, for instance, was one of the original players in the zoot suit riots in 1942.
  2. Casa Bruja is a diamond in the rough, a refuge among all this bedlam.
  3. But they are striving “to shine bright like a diamond” and be happy, and we love them for it.
  4. He took his diamond cutting practice to the United States in 1949 and settled in Houston with his wife, Ann.
  5. Her father, a diamond dealer, moved the family from Tel-Aviv to New York when Kalman was four.
  6. Diamond had not seen the lightning, for he had been intent on finding the face of North Wind.
  7. By the Diamond, in the eye of Others, in society, money or art.
  8. It blew into Diamond's heart, and made him so happy that he was forced to sit down and cry.
  9. Roll puff paste ¼ of an inch thick, cut in diamond shaped pieces, chill thoroughly, and bake about 15 minutes.
  10. Our nautical experts (who had been at sea for three weeks anyhow) opined that it was "steering" for the Diamond Fields.

Related words & Synonyms

jewel, gem, rhinestone, paragon, ice, lozenge, rock, zircon, corundum, rhombus, allotrope, solitaire, brilliant, bort, jager

Nearby words

diametrical , diametrically , diamide , diamine , diammonium phosphate , diamond anniversary , diamond bar , diamond bird , diamond drill , diamond dust

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