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DIAMOND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does diamond mean? 

DIAMOND (noun)
  The noun DIAMOND has 5 senses:

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
3. a playing card in the minor suit that has one or more red rhombuses on it
4. the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate
5. the baseball playing field

  Familiarity information: DIAMOND used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIAMOND (noun)


Sense 1diamond [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A transparent piece of diamond that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("diamond" is a kind of...):

gem; jewel; precious stone (a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "diamond"):

ice; sparkler (diamonds)


Sense 2diamond [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

adamant; diamond

Hypernyms ("diamond" is a kind of...):

atomic number 6; C; carbon (an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds)

transparent gem (a gemstone having the property of transmitting light without serious diffusion)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "diamond"):

black diamond; carbonado (an inferior dark diamond used in industry for drilling and polishing)


Sense 3diamond [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A playing card in the minor suit that has one or more red rhombuses on it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context examples:

he led a small diamond / diamonds were trumps

Hypernyms ("diamond" is a kind of...):

playing card (one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games)

Holonyms ("diamond" is a member of...):

minor suit (( bridge) a suit of inferior scoring value, either diamonds or clubs)


Sense 4diamond [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

infield; baseball diamond; diamond

Hypernyms ("diamond" is a kind of...):

parcel; parcel of land; piece of ground; piece of land; tract (an extended area of land)

Meronyms (parts of "diamond"):

short (the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed)

hill; mound; pitcher's mound ((baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands)

batter's box (an area on a baseball diamond (on either side of home plate) marked by lines within which the batter must stand when at bat)

bag; base (place that runner must touch before scoring)

Domain category:

baseball; baseball game (a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs)

Holonyms ("diamond" is a part of...):

ball field; baseball field; diamond (the baseball playing field)


Sense 5diamond [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The baseball playing field

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

ball field; baseball field; diamond

Hypernyms ("diamond" is a kind of...):

athletic field; field; playing area; playing field (a piece of land prepared for playing a game)

Meronyms (parts of "diamond"):

baseball diamond; diamond; infield (the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate)

box (any one of several designated areas on a ball field where the batter or catcher or coaches are positioned)

outfield (the area of a baseball playing field beyond the lines connecting the bases)

foul line (lines through 1st and 3rd base indicating the boundaries of a baseball field)

Holonyms ("diamond" is a part of...):

ballpark; park (a facility in which ball games are played (especially baseball games))


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