from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A unit of weight for precious stones, equal to 200 milligrams.
- n. Variant of karat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A unit of weight for precious stones and pearls, equivalent to 200 milligrams.
- n. Formerly, any of several units of weight, varying from 189 to 212 mg, the weight of a carob seed.
- n. A measure of the purity of gold, pure gold being 24 carats.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The weight by which precious stones and pearls are weighed.
- n. A twenty-fourth part; -- a term used in estimating the proportionate fineness of gold.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An old weight equal to a scruple, or the twenty-fourth part of an ounce troy.
- n. A unit of mass formerly used in various countries for weighing gold.
- n. Hence A twenty-fourth part: specifically used in expressing the fineness of gold when used as jewelry.
- n. A unit of weight for precious stones, divided by jewelers into 4 grains, called diamond-grains, but equal to about 3⅙ troy grains, 151½ English carats being taken as equal to an ounce troy.
- n. Often abbreviated car. or K.
- To try or refine (gold).
- n. An Arabian coin of base silver, current in Mecca, Medina, and Mocha.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy; 18-karat gold is 75% gold; 24-karat gold is pure gold
- n. a unit of weight for precious stones = 200 mg
A carat is 1/5 of a gram and about the size of a pink pearl eraser on a number-two pencil.
The first of these is referred to as the carat, which is a measurement of the weight.
- A carat is the unit of measure used to gauge the weight of precious stones, including diamonds.
Cibao, from which the mines of Cibao are named, whence comes that famous gold, superior in carat, which is held in great esteem here.
It is critical that you consider the carat weight of the gold jewellery you are considering and when comparing costs, ensure you are comparing fourteen carat gold jewellery, and not twelve carat, which is even less pure.
A carat is a measure of weight of precious stones.
• A carat is the standard unit of weight for diamonds.
This stone sold in July 2008 for $466,679 equivalent to $35,136 per carat, which is the highest price per carat achieved so far.
The basic unit for weighing gemstones is the carat, which is equal to one-fifth 91 / 5th of a gram.
But no matter their "carat" size, rhinestones are jewels anyone can afford.