Precious

Definition of Precious

Pre´cious
a.1.Of great price; costly; as, a precious stone.
2.Of great value or worth; very valuable; highly esteemed; dear; beloved; as, precious recollections.
She is more precious than rules.
- Prov. iii. 15.
Many things which are most precious are neglected only because the value of them lieth hid.
- Hooker.
3.Particular; fastidious; overnice; overrefined. Cf. Précieuse, Preciosity.
Lest that precious folk be with me wroth.
- Chaucer.
Elaborate embroidery of precious language.
- Saintsbury.
Precious metals
the uncommon and highly valuable metals, esp. gold and silver.
Precious stones
gems; jewels.

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