HyperDic: pearl

English > 4 senses of the word pearl:
NOUNpossessionpearla smooth lustrous round structure inside the shell of a clam or oyster
attributepearl, bone, ivory, off-whitea shade of white the color of bleached bones
shapepearl, drop, beada shape that is spherical and small
VERBcontactpearlgather pearls, from oysters in the ocean
pearl > pronunciation
Soundsper'l
Rhymesbirle ... whorl: 16 rhymes with erl...
English > pearl: 4 senses > noun 1, possession
MeaningA smooth lustrous round structure inside the shell of a clam or oyster; much valued as a jewel.
Narrowerseed pearlA small imperfect pearl
Broaderjewel, gem, precious stoneA precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry
Spanishperla
Catalanperla
Verbspearlgather pearls, from oysters in the ocean
English > pearl: 4 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningA shade of white the color of bleached bones.
Synonymsbone, ivory, off-white
Broaderwhite, whitenessThe quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
Spanishblanco apagado, blanco roto, hueso, marfil, perla
Catalanivori, marfil
Adjectivespearlyof a white the color of pearls
English > pearl: 4 senses > noun 3, shape
MeaningA shape that is spherical and small.
Synonymsdrop, bead
NarrowerdewdropA drop of dew
teardropAnything shaped like a falling drop (as a pendant gem / gem on an earring)
BroadersphereA solid figure bounded by a spherical surface (including the space it encloses)
Spanishgota, perla
Catalangota, perla
English > pearl: 4 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningGather pearls, from oysters in the ocean.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelIn the summer they like to go out and pearl
Broadergather, garner, collect, pull togetherAssemble or get together
Nounspearla smooth lustrous round structure inside the shell of a clam or oyster
pearlera diver who searches for molluscs containing pearls

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