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diamond point

  

      n   a diamond-tipped engraving tool  
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diamond  
      n  
1   
a    a colourless exceptionally hard mineral (but often tinted yellow, orange, blue, brown, or black by impurities), found in certain igneous rocks (esp. the kimberlites of South Africa). It is used as a gemstone, as an abrasive, and on the working edges of cutting tools. Composition: carbon. Formula: C. Crystal structure: cubic  
b    (as modifier)  
a diamond ring         Related adj       diamantine  
2      (Geometry)  
a    a figure having four sides of equal length forming two acute angles and two obtuse angles; rhombus  
b    modifier   rhombic  
3   
a    a red lozenge-shaped symbol on a playing card  
b    a card with one or more of these symbols or (when pl) the suit of cards so marked  
4      (Baseball)  
a    the whole playing field  
b    the square formed by the four bases  
5    (formerly) a size of printer's type approximately equal to 4½ point  
6    black diamond      a figurative name for       coal  
7    rough diamond  
a    an unpolished diamond  
b    a person of fine character who lacks refinement and polish  
      vb  
8    tr   to decorate with or as with diamonds  
     (C13: from Old French diamant, from Medieval Latin diamas, modification of Latin adamas the hardest iron or steel, diamond; see adamant)  
  diamond-like      adj  


black diamond  
      n  
1       another name for       carbonado   2  
2    usually pl      a figurative expression for       coal  
diamond anniversary  
      n   a 60th, or occasionally 75th, anniversary  
diamond bird  
      n   any small insectivorous Australian songbird of the genus Pardalotus, having a diamond-patterned plumage,   (Also called)    pardalote  
diamond jubilee  
      n   the celebration of a 60th, or occasionally 75th, anniversary  
diamond point  
      n   a diamond-tipped engraving tool  
diamond snake  
      n   a python, Morelia argus, of Australia and New Guinea, with yellow diamond-shaped markings  
diamond wedding  
      n   the 60th, or occasionally the 75th, anniversary of a marriage  
diamond willow  
      n     (Canadian)   wood that may come from any species of willow and has a diamond pattern in the grain, used for making walking sticks, table lamps, etc.  
false diamond  
      n   any of a number of semiprecious stones that resemble diamond, such as zircon and white topaz  
industrial diamond  
      n   a small often synthetic diamond, valueless as a gemstone, used in cutting tools, abrasives, etc.  
rough diamond  
      n  
1    an unpolished diamond  
2    an intrinsically trustworthy or good person with uncouth manners or dress  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
the point where a minor change turns into a major and irreversible one
[Bus.] E.g. : Some have anticipated that social media would be the tipping point of web marketing.
n.
point of view
In cinema, refers to camera technique (caméra subjective).
exp.
ça ne sert à rien de pleurer ; ce qui est fait est fait ; inutile de se lamenter sur une chose qu'on ne peut pas changer
n.
a point in a system that is isolated from other parts of the architecture
[Tech.]
exp.
reach an extreme point or an upper limit; exhaust all options or resources
n.
the diametrically opposite point on Earth's surface for a specific place
id.
go mad; become extremely and uncontrollably angry, often to the point of violence
[Slang];[US];[Fam.] Derives from a series of incidents from 1986 onward in which US Postal Service workers shot and killed managers, fellow workers, and members of the police or general public in acts of mass murder.
n.
series of concentric, expanding circles caused by ripples in water from a central point
n.
Phrase used when someone has brought all the evidences to support his point of view; "I'm done with explanations"
exp.
(about a movie or TV series) reach a point when, due to a unauthentic scene, it loses the appreciation of the public
made popular by "Indiana Jones" whose hero survives an explosion by hiding in a fridge
exp.
expression used to point out that one has to struggle or suffer to achieve his goal
Jason: Damn it! I can't take it anymore. This exercise is killing me! Ray: Yeah but it’ll help you lose weight. Don't you know? No pain, no gain!
id.
avoid the main topic ; discuss a matter without coming to the point ; to not speak directly/frankly/bluntly about the issue
Ex: Please, stop beating around the bush and get to the point! Also: beat about the bush
exp.
worry about something; be concerned about smth. (to the point of not being able to fall asleep)
id.
expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions
n.
to get so focused on the details or intricacies of something that you miss the big picture or the main point
His book subject is quite good, but he tends to miss the forest for the trees. (tending to get in too much detail and miss the essence).
exp.
used to point out that small problems or unpleasant events can in the end help things get better
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