• IPA: /ˈɛməɹəld/, /ˈɛmɹəld/


  1. Any of various green gemstones, especially a green transparent form of beryl, highly valued as a precious stone.
  2. Emerald green, a colour.
  3. Any hummingbird in the genera Chlorostilbon and Elvira; and some in the genus Amazilia
  4. (dated, printing, UK) A size of type between nonpareil and minion, standardized as 6½-point.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • French: émeraude
  • German: Smaragdgrün
  • Portuguese: verde-esmeralda
  • Russian: изумру́дный (цвет)


  1. Of a rich green colour.
    • The insect-queen of eastern spring, / O'er emerald meadows of Kashmeer / Invites the young pursuer near, / And leads him on from flower to flower / A weary chase and wasted hour.
Translations Verb

emerald (emeralds, present participle emeralding; past and past participle emeralded)

  1. (transitive, poetic) To ornament with, or as if with, emeralds; to make green.
Related terms
Proper noun
  1. A town in Queensland, Australia.
  2. (rare) A female given name.
    • 1954 Theodore Sturgeon, The Golden Helix, in Leo Marguelis:Three Times Infinity, Fawcett Publications 1958, page 109:
      The child, a girl, was albino like April, and had exactly April's deep red eyes. Sol and Libra named her Emerald, a green name and a ground-term rather than a sky-term, as if in open expression of the slow spell worked on them all by Viridis.

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