King James Bible Dictionary



The Bible

Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PRE'CIOUS, adjective [Latin pretiosus, from pretium, price. See Praise.]

1. Of great price; costly; as a precious stone.

2. Of great value or worth; very valuable.

She is more precious than rubies. Proverbs 3:15.

3. Highly valued; much esteemed.

The word of the Lord was precious in those days; there was no open vision. 1 Samuel 3:1.

4. Worthless; in irony and contempt.

Precious metals, gold and silver, so called on account of their value.

Naves Topical Index
Precious Stones

See Stones

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PRE'CIOUSLY, adverb Valuably; to a great price.

1. Contemptibly; in irony.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PRE'CIOUSNESS, noun Valuableness; great value; high price.