diamond Definition

a precious stone consisting of a clear and typically colorless crystalline form of pure carbon, the hardest naturally occurring substance.

Using diamond: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "diamond" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She wore a diamond necklace to the party.

  • Example

    The ring was set with a large diamond.

  • Example

    He gave her a diamond engagement ring.

  • Example

    The diamond is the birthstone for April.

diamond Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for diamond

Idioms Using diamond

  • diamonds are forever

    a phrase used to describe the durability and timelessness of diamonds, often used in advertising


    The jewelry store's slogan is 'Diamonds are forever.'

  • a poetic description of a star


    As they lay on the grass, they looked up at the diamond in the sky.

  • something that is common or abundant, often used to describe people or things that are not unique or special


    There are a diamond dozen of coffee shops in this city.

Phrases with diamond

  • a person who has good qualities despite a rough exterior or manner


    He may seem gruff, but he's a rough diamond at heart.

  • a person or thing that has great potential but lacks polish or refinement


    The new employee may be unpolished, but she's a diamond in the rough.

  • blood diamond

    a diamond mined in a war zone and sold to finance an insurgency, an invading army's war efforts, or a warlord's activity


    Many people boycott diamonds because of the issue of blood diamonds.

Origins of diamond

from Old French 'diamant', from Medieval Latin 'diamas', alteration of Latin 'adamas', meaning 'unconquerable'


Summary: diamond in Brief

A 'diamond' [ˈdaɪəmənd] is a precious stone made of pure carbon, known for its clarity and hardness. It is often used in jewelry, such as engagement rings. The phrase 'rough diamond' describes someone who may seem gruff but has good qualities, while 'diamond in the rough' refers to something or someone with great potential but lacking refinement. The term 'blood diamond' refers to diamonds mined in war zones and sold to finance insurgencies or warlords.

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