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English

A diamond (2), (3)

Etymology

From Old French diamant, from Late Latin diamas, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] adamas, from Ancient Greek ἀδάμας (adámas), invincible, untamed; hard substance), from ἀ- (a-), un-) + δαμάζω (damázo), to overpower, tame, conquer).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
diamond

Plural
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diamond ({{{1}}})
  1. (uncountable) 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.
    The saw is coated with diamond.
  2. A gemstone made from this mineral.
    The dozen loose diamonds sparkled in the light.
  3. A ring containing a diamond.
    What a beautiful engagement diamond.
  4. A very pale blue color/colour.
    diamond color:   
  5. Something that resembles a diamond.
  6. (geometry) A rhombus, especially when oriented so that its longer axis is vertical.
  7. (geometry) The polyiamond made up of two triangles.
  8. (baseball) The entire field of play used in the game.
  9. (baseball) The infield of a baseball field.
    The teams met on the diamond.
  10. (card games) A card of the diamonds suit.
    I have only one diamond in my hand.
  11. (card games) (plural: diamonds) One of the four suits of playing cards.
    I have the eight of diamonds in my hand.

Synonyms

Antonyms

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

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

ring

See diamond ring

geometry: rhombus

See rhombus
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Adjective

diamond (not comparable)

Positive
diamond

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. made of, or containing diamond, a diamond or diamonds.
    He gave her diamond earrings.
  2. of, relating to, or being a sixtieth anniversary.
    Today is their diamond wedding anniversary.
  3. of, relating to, or being a seventy-fifth anniversary.
    Today is their diamond wedding anniversary.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to diamond

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to diamond (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to adorn with or as if with diamonds

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