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Diamond meaning

diamond - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. A precious stone or gem excelling in brilliancy and beautiful play of prismatic colors, and remarkable for extreme hardness.
  2. 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. 3. One of a suit of playing cards, stamped with the figure of a diamond.
  4. 4. A pointed projection, like a four- sided pyramid, used for ornament in lines or groups.
  5. 5. The infield; the square space, 90 feet on a side, having the bases at its angles.
  6. 6. The smallest kind of type in English printing, except that called brilliant, which is seldom seen.
  7. 7. Resembling a diamond; made of, or abounding in, diamonds; as, a diamond chain; a diamond field.
  8. 8. A transparent gem, consisting of crystallised carbon; a four- sided figure with two acute angles; very small size of type.

diamond - examples of usage

  1. The first thing a man usually did when he found a diamond was to put it into his mouth so as to remove the dust. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. It is practically certain that before leaving home these people had been instructed in the art of diamond- stealing. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  3. As a matter of fact we never found another diamond in it. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
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