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diamond Explained

diamond at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['daımənd]

diamond at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1310, from O.Fr. diamant, from M.L. diamantem (nom. diamas), from V.L. *adiamantem (altered by infl. of the many Gk. words in dia-), from L. adamantem (nom. adamans) "the hardest metal," later, "diamond." Playing card suit is from 1594; Sense in baseball is Amer.Eng. 1875. ///

diamond at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French; Origin: diamant 'hard metal, diamond', from Greek adamas; ADAMANT]//
1 [U and C] a clear, very hard valuable stone, used in jewellery and in industry: --a diamond engagement ring//
2 [C] a shape with four straight but sloping sides of equal length, with one point facing directly up and the other directly down: --Cut the cookie dough into diamonds.//
3 : a) diamonds// one of the four suits (=types of cards) in a set of playing cards, which has the design of a red diamond shape on it// two/queen etc of diamonds // --the ace of diamonds// b) [C] a card from this suit// --You have to play a diamond.//
4 [C] : a) the area in a baseball field that is within the diamond shape formed by the four bases// b) the whole playing field used in baseball//

DIAMOND at English => English (GNU/Linux) Of Explained:

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diamond at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Mineral composed of pure carbon, the hardest naturally occurring substance known and a valuable gemstone. Diamonds are formed deep in the earth by tremendous pressures and temperatures over long periods of time. In the crystal structure of diamond, each carbon atom is linked to four other, equidistant, carbon atoms. This tight crystal structure results in properties that are very different from those of graphite, the other common form of pure carbon. Diamonds vary from colorless to black and may be transparent, translucent, or opaque. Most gem diamonds are transparent and colorless or nearly so. Colorless or pale blue stones are most valued, but most gem diamonds are tinged with yellow. Because of their extreme hardness, diamonds have important industrial applications. Most industrial diamonds are gray or brown and are translucent or opaque. In the symbolism of gemstones, the diamond represents steadfast love and is the birthstone for April.

diamond at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

171 Moby Thesaurus words for "diamond":
acceptable person, ace, adamant, agate, alexandrite, amethyst,
aquamarine, archery ground, athletic field, badminton court,
baseball field, basketball court, beryl, best bower,
billiard parlor, bloodstone, boast, bone, bower, bowling alley,
bowling green, brick, brilliant, capital fellow, carbuncle, cards,
carnelian, catch, cement, chalcedony, chrysoberyl, chrysolite,
citrine, clubs, concrete, coral, course, court, cricket ground,
croquet ground, croquet lawn, deck, demantoid, deuce, diamonds,
dummy, emerald, face cards, fairway, field, find, flint, flush,
football field, full house, garnet, gem, gentleman, girasol,
glaciarium, godsend, golf course, golf links, good fellow,
good lot, good man, good person, good sort, good thing, good woman,
granite, gridiron, gym, gymnasium, hand, harlequin opal,
heart of oak, hearts, heliotrope, honest man, hyacinth, ice rink,
infield, iron, jack, jade, jadestone, jargoon, jasper, jewel,
joker, king, knave, lady, lapis lazuli, left bower, links, marble,
mensch, moonstone, morganite, nails, oak, onyx, opal, outfield,
oval, pack, pair, pearl, perfect gentleman, perfect lady, peridot,
persona grata, picture cards, plasma, playground, playing cards,
playing field, playroom, plum, polo ground, pool hall, poolroom,
pride, pride and joy, prince, prize, putting green, queen,
racecourse, racket court, real man, right sort, rink, rock,
rose quartz, rough diamond, round, royal flush, rubber, ruby, ruff,
sapphire, sard, sardonyx, singleton, skating rink, soccer field,
spades, spinel, spinel ruby, squash court, steel, stone, straight,
stretch, tennis court, topaz, track, treasure, trey, trick, trophy,
trouvaille, trump, turf, turquoise, windfall, winner, worthy

Diamond at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

ck, fortune, venture, random shot, leap in the dark, hazard, risk, bet, wager, raffle, lottery.

[V] (Luck): chance, stand a chance, draw lots, leave to chance, take one's chance, run the risk, bet, wager, speculate, try one's luck, buy a pig in a poke, risk, venture.[V] (Evidence): manifest, show, betoken, tell of, indicate, evince, denote, imply, involve, argue, have weight, carry weight, speak volumes, speak for itself, manifest, bear witness, give testimony, testify, depose, witness, vouch for.

[V] (Prediction): predict, prognosticate, prop

diamond at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun

1 [U, C] a clear colourless precious stone of pure CARBON, the hardest substance known. Diamonds are used in jewellery and also in industry, especially for cutting glass:
a ring with a diamond in it * a diamond ring / necklace * She was wearing her diamonds (= jewellery with diamonds in it). * The lights shone like diamonds.
see also ROUGH DIAMOND

2 [C] a shape with four straight sides of equal length and with angles that are not RIGHT ANGLES

3 (diamonds) [pl., U] one of the four SUITS (= sets) in a pack/deck of cards. The cards are marked with red diamond shapes:
ten of diamonds * Diamonds are / is trumps.

4 [C] a card of this SUIT:
You must play a diamond if you have one.
5 [C] (in baseball) the space inside the lines that connect the four BASES; also used to mean the whole baseball field

Diamond at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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.

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

diamond at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:

Diamond

One of five pedagogical languages based on Markov algorithms,
used in "Nonpareil, a Machine Level Machine Independent
Language for the Study of Semantics", B. Higman, ULICS Intl
Report No ICSI 170, U London (1968). (cf. Brilliant,
Nonpareil, Pearl[3], Ruby[2]).

diamond at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

diamond
n 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: {adamant}]
3: a playing card in the minor suit of diamonds
4: the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and
home plate [syn: {baseball diamond}, {infield}] [ant: {outfield}]
5: the baseball playing field [syn: {ball field}, {baseball
field}]

diamond at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Diamond

English

Category: Image - :Diamond.jpg|thumb|A diamond (2), (3)

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » diamant, from Inter: etyl » LL. Inter: term » diamas, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » adamas, from Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » ἀδάμας||sc=polytonic|tr=adámas|invincible, untamed; hard substance, from Inter: term » ἀ-||sc=polytonic|tr=a-|un- + Inter: term » δαμάζω||tr=damázo|sc=polytonic|to overpower, tame, conquer.

Pronunciation

* Inter: enPR » dī'əmənd, Inter: IPA » /ˈdaɪ(ə)mənd/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"daI(@)m@nd/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-diamond1.ogg|Audio
  • Inter: audio » En-us-diamond.ogg|Audio (US)

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Inter: uncountabl » e A glimmering glass-like mineral that is an allotrope of carbon in which each atom is surrounded by four others in the form of a tetrahedron.
    1. : The saw is coated with diamond.
    2. A gemstone made from this mineral.
    3. : The dozen loose diamonds sparkled in the light.
    4. A ring containing a diamond.
    5. : What a beautiful engagement diamond.
    6. A very pale blue color/colour.
    7. :
      diamond color:   
    8. Something that resembles a diamond.
    9. Inter: geometr » y A rhombus, especially when oriented so that its longer axis is vertical.
    10. Inter: geometr » y The polyiamond made up of two triangles.
    11. Inter: basebal » l The entire field of play used in the game.
    12. Inter: basebal » l The infield of a baseball field.
    13. : The teams met on the diamond.
    14. Inter: card game » s A card of the diamonds suit.
    15. : I have only one diamond in my hand.

      Synonyms

      * Inter: sense » gemstone sparkler Inter: qualifier » informal

  • Inter: sense » ring diamond ring
  • Inter: sense » something that resembles a diamond adamant
  • Inter: sense » geometry: rhombus lozenge, rhomb, rhombus
  • Inter: sense » geometry: polyiamond 2-iamond
  • Inter: sense » baseball: entire baseball field ball field, baseball field
  • Inter: sense » baseball: infield of a baseball field baseball diamond, infield

    Antonyms

    * (baseball: infield of a baseball field): outfield

    Derived terms

    Inter: rel-top » Terms derived from the noun "diamond"
  • adamantine
  • baseball diamond
  • blood diamond
  • black diamond
  • demantoid
  • diamantine
  • diamond anniversary
  • diamonds are forever
  • diamond bird
  • diamond geezer
  • diamonds are a girl's best friend
  • diamond jubilee

  • Inter: rel-mi » d
    • diamond python
    • diamond ring effect
    • diamond-shaped
    • diamond turbot
    • diamond wedding
    • diamond willow
    • diamondback
    • diamondback moth
    • diamondiferous
    • hyperdiamond
    • Killiecrankie diamond
    • nanodiamond
    • pink diamond
    • rough diamond


    Inter: rel-botto » m

    See also

    * argyle
  • carbonado
  • diamante
  • paragon
  • chlenter

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » uncountable: mineral
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|الماسة|f|tr=almasa|sc=Arab, Inter: t- » ar|الماس|m|p|tr=almas|sc=Arab
  • : Egyptian Arabic: Inter: tø » arz|الماظة|f|tr=almaẓa|sc=Arab, Inter: tø » arz|الماسة|f|tr=almasa|sc=Arab, Inter: tø » arz|الماظ|m|p|tr=almaẓ|sc=Arab, Inter: tø » arz|الماس|m|p|tr=almas|sc=Arab
  • Armenian: Inter: t+ » hy|ադամանդ|tr=adamand, Inter: t- » hy|ալմաստ|tr=almast
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|диамант|m
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|diamant|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: zh-ts » 金剛石|金刚石 (jīngāngshí)
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|diamant|m
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|diamant|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|diamant
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|diamanto
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|teemant
  • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|diamantur|m
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|timantti
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|diamant|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Diamant|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|διαμάντι|n|tr=diamánti
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|gyémánt

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|demantur|n
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|diamant|m, Inter: t- » ga|diamaint|m|p
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|diamante|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|金剛石|tr=こんごうせき, kongōseki, Inter: t+ » ja|ダイヤモンド|tr=daiyamondo|sc=Jpan, Inter: t+ » ja|ダイヤ|tr=daiya|sc=Jpan
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|дијамант|m|tr=dijamánt|sc=Cyrl
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|intan, Inter: t- » ms|almas
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|diamant
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|diament|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|diamante|m
    • Romansch: Inter: t- » rm|diamant|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|алмаз|m|tr=almáz
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|diamant|m
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|diamant|m|alt=diamánt, Inter: t- » sl|demant|m|alt=démant
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|diamante|m
    • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|almasi
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|diamant|c
    • Telugu: వజ్రం (vajraM)
    • Tok Pisin: Inter: t- » tpi|daimen
    • West Frisian: diamant


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » gemstone
    • Armenian: Inter: t+ » hy|ադամանդ|tr=adamand, Inter: t- » hy|ալմաստ|tr=almast
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|диамант|m, Inter: t+ » bg|брилянт
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|diamant|m
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: zh-ts » 鑽石|钻石 (zuànshí)
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|diamant|m
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|diamant|c
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|diamant|m
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|diamanto
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|teemant
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|timantti
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|diamant|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Diamant|m
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|διαμάντι|n|tr=diamánti
    • Hebrew: יהלום (yahalom) {{m}}
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|gyémánt
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|diamant|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|diamante|m
  • Japanese: Inter: l » ja|鑽石 (Inter: l » ja|さんせき, sanseki)
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|дијамант|m|tr=dijamánt|sc=Cyrl
  • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|intan, Inter: t- » ms|almas
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|diamant
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|الماس|tr=almās
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|brylant|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|diamante|m
  • Romansch: Inter: t- » rm|diamant|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|алмаз|m|tr=almáz, Inter: t+ » ru|бриллиант|m|tr=brilliánt, Inter: t+ » ru|диамант|tr=diamant
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|diamant|m|alt=diamánt, Inter: t- » sl|demant|m|alt=démant
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|diamante|m, Inter: t+ » es|gema
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|almasi
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|brilliant|c, Inter: t+ » sv|diamant|c
  • Telugu: వజ్రం (vajraM)
  • Tok Pisin: Inter: t- » tpi|daimen
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|kim cương

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-see » diamond ring
    Inter: trans-top » something that resembles a diamond
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|diamant|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|timantti


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|diamant|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » very pale blue color/colour
    • Finnish: hailakansininen, hyvin vaalean sininen


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-see » rhombus
    Inter: trans-top » geometry: polyiamond
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: zh-ts » 菱形|菱形 (língxíng)


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » baseball: entire baseball field
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: zh-ts » 球場|球场 (qiúchǎng)
    • Finnish: baseballkenttä


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|diamante|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|basebollplan|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » baseball: infield of a baseball field
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: zh-ts » 內野|內野 (nèiyě)
    • Finnish: baseballin sisäkenttä


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|diamante|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|diamond|c, Inter: t- » sv|innerplan|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » card games: card of the diamonds suit
    • Arabic: Inter: Arab » الديناري (ad-dināri) {{m}}
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ագուռ|tr=aguṙ|sc=Armn
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|каро|n
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: zh-ts » 方塊|方块 (fāngkuài)
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|ruutu
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ruutu
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|carreau|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Karo|n


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hebrew: יהלום (yahalom) {{m}}
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|káró
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|muileata|m
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|каро|n|tr=karó|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » mk|баклава|f|tr=báklava|sc=Cyrl
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|karo|n
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|ouros|m|p
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|бубна|f|tr=búbna
  • Swahili: Inter: t- » sw|uru
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|ruter|c, Inter: t- » sv|ruterkort|n
  • Tok Pisin: Inter: t- » tpi|daimen

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » la: diamantis
    • Inter: ttbc » lt: daimantas


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Adjective

    Inter: en-adj » -
  • made of, or containing diamond, a diamond or diamonds.
    1. : He gave her diamond earrings.
    2. of, relating to, or being a sixtieth anniversary.
    3. : Today is their diamond wedding anniversary.
    4. of, relating to, or being a seventy-fifth anniversary.
    5. : Today is their diamond wedding anniversary.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » made of, or containing diamond

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|диамантен
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: zh-ts » 鑲鑽石的|镶钻石的 (xiāngzuànshíde)

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|дијамантски|tr=dijamántski|sc=Cyrl
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|diamentowy|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|алмазный|sc=Cyrl|tr=almáznyj
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|diamant|alt=diamant-


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » of, relating to, or being a sixtieth anniversary
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|диамантен
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|дијамантски|tr=dijamántski|sc=Cyrl
    • Polish: diamentowa {{f}}


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|år|alt=60-års-

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » of, relating to, or being a seventy-fifth anniversary
    • Polish: brylantowa {{f}}


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|år|alt=75-års-

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Verb

    Inter: en-ver » b
  • to adorn with or as if with diamonds

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » to adorn with diamonds
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|inleggen met diamant
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|diamanter


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|diamantbelägga

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * rhinestone
    • Category: w - :diamond|Wikipedia article on diamonds


    Category: Category:en:Birthstones -
    Category: Category:en:Gems -
    Category: Category:en:Shapes -
    Translation: ar » diamond
    Category: zh-min-nan:diamond -
    Translation: de » diamond
    Translation: et » diamond
    Translation: el » diamond
    Translation: es » diamond
    Translation: eo » diamond
    Translation: eu » diamond
    Translation: fr » diamond
    Translation: ko » diamond
    Translation: hy » diamond
    Translation: io » diamond
    Translation: it » diamond
    Translation: kn » diamond
    Translation: sw » diamond
    Translation: lo » diamond
    Translation: li » diamond
    Translation: hu » diamond
    Translation: mk » diamond
    Translation: mg » diamond
    Translation: ml » diamond
    Translation: my » diamond
    Translation: nl » diamond
    Translation: no » diamond
    Translation: oc » diamond
    Translation: pl » diamond
    Translation: ro » diamond
    Category: simple:diamond -
    Translation: fi » diamond
    Translation: sv » diamond
    Translation: ta » diamond
    Translation: te » diamond
    Translation: vi » diamond
    Translation: zh » diamond

    Diamond at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » diamond

    English

    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • Inter: given name » female|from=English of modern usage, from the name of the gem.

  • Translation: ru » Diamond
    Translation: sr » Diamond
    Translation: zh » Diamond