bejewel (v.) 1550s, from BE- (Cf. be-) + JEWEL (Cf. jewel). Related: Bejeweled.

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  • Bejewel — Be*jew el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bejeweled} or {Bejewelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bejeweling} or {Bejewelling}.] To ornament with a jewel or with jewels; to spangle. Bejeweled hands. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bejewel — index embellish Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bejewel — [bē jo͞o′əl, bijo͞o′əl] vt. bejeweled or bejewelled, bejeweling or bejewelling to cover or decorate with or as with jewels …   English World dictionary

  • bejewel — /bi jooh euhl/, v.t., bejeweled, bejeweling or (esp. Brit.) bejewelled, bejewelling. to adorn with or as if with jewels. [1550 60; BE + JEWEL] * * * …   Universalium

  • bejewel — verb To decorate or bedeck with jewels or gems …   Wiktionary

  • bejewel — Synonyms and related words: bead, beribbon, beset, bespangle, diamond, encrust, engrave, feather, figure, filigree, flag, flounce, flower, garland, gem, illuminate, jewel, paint, plume, ribbon, spangle, tinsel, wreathe …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bejewel — v. adorn with jewels …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bejewel — be·jewel …   English syllables

  • bejewel — be•jew•el [[t]bɪˈdʒu əl[/t]] v. t. eled, el•ing or (esp. brit.) elled, el•ling. to adorn with or as if with jewels • Etymology: 1550–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • bejewel — /bəˈdʒuəl/ (say buh joohuhl), /bi / (say bee ) verb (t) (bejewelled or, US, bejeweled, bejewelling or, US, bejeweling) to adorn with or as with jewels. {be + jewel} …  

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