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Yes. The word gem is a Scrabble US word. The word gem is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

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3 letters words from 'gem'

GEM 6MEG 6

2 letters words from 'gem'

EM 4ME 4

All 3 letters words made out of gem

gem egm gme mge emg meg

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Definitions and meaning of gem

gem

Etymology

From Middle English gemme, from Old English gim, gimm (gem) and Old French gemme (gem); both from Latin gemma (a swelling bud; a jewel; gem).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: jĕm, IPA(key): /d͡ʒɛm/
    • (pinpen merger) IPA(key): /d͡ʒɪm/
  • Rhymes: -ɛm

Noun

gem (plural gems)

  1. A precious stone, usually of substantial monetary value or prized for its beauty or shine.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, London: William Ponsonbie, Book 1, Canto 10, p. 144,[1]
      And on her head she wore a tyre of gold,
      Adornd with gemmes and owches wondrous fayre,
      Whose passing price vneath was to be told;
    • c. 1602, William Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Well, Act V, Scene 3,[2]
      Of six preceding ancestors, that gem,
      Conferr’d by testament to the sequent issue,
      Hath it been owed and worn. This is his wife;
      That ring’s a thousand proofs.
    • 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 4, lines 647-649,[3]
      [] then silent Night
      With this her solemn Bird and this fair Moon,
      And these the Gemms of Heav’n, her starrie train:
  2. (figuratively) Any precious or highly valued thing or person.
    She's an absolute gem.
  3. 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
  4. (obsolete) A gemma or leaf-bud.
    • c. 1668, John Denham (translator), Of Old Age by Cato the Elder, Part 3, in Poems and Translations, with The Sophy, London: H. Herringman, 4th edition, 1773, p. 35,[6]
      Then from the Joynts of thy prolifick Stemm
      A swelling Knot is raised (call’d a Gemm)
    • 1803, John Browne Cutting, “A Succinct History of Jamaica” in Robert Charles Dallas, The History of the Maroons, London: Longman and Rees, Volume 1, p. xcii,[7]
      In about twelve days the sprouts from the gems of the planted cane are seen []
  5. A type of geometrid moth, Orthonama obstipata.
  6. (computing) A package containing programs or libraries for the Ruby programming language.
  7. (uncountable, printing, uncommon, obsolete) A size of type between brilliant (4-point) and diamond (4½-point), running 222 lines to the foot.

Synonyms

  • (precious stone): gemstone, jewel, precious stone; see also Thesaurus:gemstone

Derived terms

  • begem
  • Gem County
  • Gem State

Translations

Verb

gem (third-person singular simple present gems, present participle gemming, simple past and past participle gemmed)

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

Synonyms

  • begem

See also

  • Wikipedia article on Gemstones

Anagrams

  • EGM, EMG, MEG, Meg, meg, meg-

Cimbrian

Alternative forms

  • ghèban (Sette Comuni)

Etymology

From Middle High German geben, from Old High German geban, from Proto-Germanic *gebaną. Cognate with German geben, Dutch geven, obsolete English yive, Icelandic gefa.

Verb

gem (strong)

  1. (Luserna) to give

References

  • “gem” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Danish

Verb

gem

  1. imperative of gemme

Meriam

Noun

gem

  1. body

Romanian

Etymology 1

From English jam.

Noun

gem n (plural gemuri)

  1. jam (sweet mixture of fruit boiled with sugar)
Declension

Etymology 2

Verb

gem

  1. first-person singular present indicative of geme
  2. first-person singular present subjunctive of geme
  3. third-person plural present indicative of geme

Swedish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡeːm/, /jeːm/

Noun

gem n

  1. a paper clip
  2. (tennis) a game; part of a set

Declension

References

  • gem in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)
  • gem in Svenska Akademiens ordbok (SAOB)

Volapük

Etymology

Perhaps borrowed from French germain.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡem/, [ɡem]

Noun

gem (nominative plural gems)

  1. sibling
    • 1949, "Lifajenäd brefik cifala: ‚Jakob Sprenger‛", in Volapükagased pro Nedänapükans, issue 4, 13-14.
      ‚Jakob‛ äbinom cil mälid se gems vel: blods lul e sörs tel.
      Jakob was the sixth child out of seven siblings: five brothers and two sisters.

Declension

Hyponyms

  • blod (brother)
  • higem (brother)
  • jiblod (sister)
  • jigem (sister)
  • sör (sister)

Derived terms

  • (collective) gemef (brother(s) and/or sister(s))
  • (adjective) gemik (sibling)

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to adorn with gems.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)