from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A clear hard variety of corundum used as a gemstone that is usually blue but may be any color except red.
- n. A corundum gem.
- n. The blue color of a gem sapphire.
- adj. Made of or resembling a gem sapphire.
- adj. Having the color of a blue sapphire.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a clear deep blue variety of corundum, valued as a precious stone.
- n. a white, yellow, or purple variety of corundum, either clear or translucent.
- n. a deep blue colour.
- n. a type of South American hummingbird.
- adj. of a deep blue colour.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or resembling sapphire; sapphirine; blue.
- n. Native alumina or aluminium sesquioxide, Al2O3; corundum; esp., the blue transparent variety of corundum, highly prized as a gem.
- n. The color of the gem; bright blue.
- n. Any humming bird of the genus Hylocharis, native of South America. The throat and breast are usually bright blue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A precious stone next in hardness to the diamond, and nearly as valuable when of fine quality: a variety of the mineral corundum.
- n. The color of the sapphire; blue.
- n. In heraldry, a tincture, the color blue, in blazoning by means of precious stones. Compare blazon, n., 2.
- n. In ornithology, a sapphirewing.
- Resembling sapphire; of a deep brilliant blue.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a transparent piece of sapphire that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem
- n. a light shade of blue
- n. a precious transparent stone of rich blue corundum valued as a gemstone
- adj. of something having the color of a blue sapphire
You will find me in sapphire, emerald, amethyst, ruby and gold colors.
Amazon customers 'most-wished for gadgets included the Wii Fit and a mini notebook computer from Acer (the Aspire 8. 9-inch in sapphire blue).
Instead of drab metal, the seats are comfortable L-shaped sofas in sapphire blue.
They swell in sapphire smoke out of the blue cracks of the ground, --
The "materia saphirorum" was evidently something precious, -- as precious as crude sapphires would have been, -- and the words imply beyond question that the artist asked for sapphires and that Suger paid for them; yet all specialists agree that the stone known as sapphire, if ground, could not produce translucent colour at all.
The force has specialist units known as sapphire teams set up to investigate claims of rape and serious sex attacks.
The word sapphire is derived from the Latin word "sapphirus", meaning blue.
Mercurialis admires the emerald for its virtues in pacifying all affections of the mind; others the sapphire, which is the
The sapphire was a dense, dark blue, virtually the same colour as her own eyes, she recognised in surprise as she studied it.
I want to thank Professor Schafer for pointing out to me that the sapphire is the lapis lazuli of the ancient world.