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SAPPHIRE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sapphire mean? 

SAPPHIRE (noun)
  The noun SAPPHIRE has 3 senses:

1. a precious transparent stone of rich blue corundum valued as a gemstone
2. a transparent piece of sapphire that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem
3. a light shade of blue

  Familiarity information: SAPPHIRE used as a noun is uncommon.


SAPPHIRE (adjective)
  The adjective SAPPHIRE has 1 sense:

1. of something having the color of a blue sapphire

  Familiarity information: SAPPHIRE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SAPPHIRE (noun)


Sense 1sapphire [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A precious transparent stone of rich blue corundum valued as a gemstone

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

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

corundom; corundum (very hard mineral used as an abrasive)

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

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

star sapphire (a sapphire that when cut shows a starlike figure in reflected light because of its crystalline structure)


Sense 2sapphire [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

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

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


Sense 3sapphire [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A light shade of blue

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

azure; cerulean; lazuline; sky-blue; sapphire

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

blue; blueness (blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime)


SAPPHIRE (adjective)


Sense 1sapphire [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of something having the color of a blue sapphire

Context example:

sapphire eyes

Similar:

chromatic (being or having or characterized by hue)


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