diamond

[[t]da͟ɪ͟əmənd[/t]]
diamonds
1) N-VAR A diamond is a hard, bright, precious stone which is clear and colourless. Diamonds are used in jewellery and for cutting very hard substances.

...a pair of diamond earrings.

...a sphere made of diamond without impurity or flaw.

2) N-PLURAL Diamonds are jewellery such as necklaces and rings which have diamonds set into them.

Nicole loves wearing her diamonds, even with jeans and a white T-shirt.

3) N-COUNT A diamond is a shape with four straight sides of equal length where the opposite angles are the same, but none of the angles is equal to 90°.

...forming his hands into the shape of a diamond.

4) N-UNCOUNT-COLL Diamonds is one of the four suits of cards in a pack of playing cards. Each card in the suit is marked with one or more red symbols in the shape of a diamond.

He drew the seven of diamonds.

N-COUNT
A diamond is a playing card of this suit.
5) N-COUNT In baseball, the diamond is the diamond-shaped area of the playing field between the four bases.

English dictionary. 2008.

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