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Definition of the noun carat

What does carat mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: carats

  1. a unit of weight for precious stones = 200 mg
  2. the unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy; 18-karat gold is 75% gold; 24-karat gold is pure gold
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • synonyms of carat: karat / kt
    • more generic terms: unit / unit of measurement = any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange

Alternative definition of the noun carat

noun

  1. A unit of weight for precious stones and pearls, equivalent to 200 milligrams.
  2. Formerly, any of several units of weight, varying from 189 to 212 mg, the weight of a carob seed.
  3. A measure of the purity of gold, pure gold being 24 carats.

Group

Carat is a Japanese DJ&Dance Vocal Unit girl group.

Music

  1. "CARAT" is a musical album of 俊智.
    • released on
  2. "Carat" is a musical EP of Odiakes.
    • released on (4 years ago)

Game

Carat is an abstract tile laying German style board game designed by Dirk Henn and published in 1993 by Queen Games and db Spiele. In 2004, after the success of Alhambra, Queen Games released an updated version of the game with an Arabian theme called Die Gärten der Alhambra.

  • genre: Tile-based game

Business

Carat is a record label.

Miscellanea

  1. The carat or karat is a unit of purity for gold alloys.
  2. Carat is a 2014 Shorty Awards nominee for the Best Overall Brand Presence on Twitter.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Carat

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Google previewThe Mystique of Gems & Stones (2004)

by Bhojarāja Dvivedī

,arat: Carat is a measure of diamond or gems.

Google previewStyle & Circumstance (2012)

The Gentleperson's Guide to Good Grammar by Phineas J Caruthers

carat, caret, carrot, karat: A carat is a weight for a stone (a diamond, for instance); carat is also an alternate spelling of karat, which is a measurement of how much gold is ...

Google previewDictionary of Manufactures, Mining Machinery, and the Industrial Arts (1876)

by George Dodd

Carat is a peculiar weight employed by jewellers. For gold and silver it is not, however, an actual weight, but a...

For diamonds the carat is an ac weight = 3% troy grains. Carbine is a kind of short cavalry (See PERrifle, with a barrel 22 to 26 ...

Google previewThe Everything Grammar and Style Book (2008)

All you need to master the rules of great writing by Susan Thurman

carat, caret, carrot, karat: A carat is a weight for a stone (a diamond, for instance); carat is also an alternate spelling of karat, which is a measurement of how much gold is in an alloy ...

Google previewJewelry & Gems The Buying Guide (2012)

How to Buy Diamonds, Pearls, Precious and Other Popular Gems with Confidence and Knowledge by Antoinette Matlins

As you can see here, it is also important when buying a diamond to realize that since carat refers to weight, the manner in which a stone is cut can affect its apparent size. A 1carat stone that is cut shallow (see Chapter 4) will appear larger in ...

Google previewOxford Guide to Effective Writing and Speaking (2013)

How to Communicate Clearly by John Seely

carat/carrot A carat is a unit of weight used by jewellers; a carrot is a root vegetable. cast/caste The cast of a play is ...

Google previewWhy Rattlesnakes Rattle (2012)

...and 250 Other Things You Should Know by Valeri R. Helterbran

A carat is a measurement of weight for gemstones: one bean equals one modern carat, two beans equals two modern carats, and so on.

Google previewGeneral Chemistry, Atoms First (2016)

by CTI Reviews

The carat is a measure ...

Google previewThe Mineral Book (2014)

by David McQueen

Carat: The carat is a unit of mass equal to 200 mg (0.007055oz). Many people call this the weight of a diamond. Clarity: As a diamond is graded, it is assigned a value on the overall appearance of the stone under ten times magnification.

Google previewThe Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need (2003)

A One-Stop Source for Every Writing Assignment by Susan Thurman, Larry Shea

carat, caret, carrot, karat: A carat is a weight for a stone (a diamond, for instance); carat is also an alternate spelling of karat, which is a measurement of how much gold is in an alloy ...

Google previewGrammar 101 (2017)

From Split Infinitives to Dangling Participles, an Essential Guide to Understanding Grammar by Kathleen Sears

carat, caret, carrot, karat: A carat is a weight for a stone (a diamond, for instance); carat is also an alternate spelling of karat, which is a measurement of how much gold is in an alloy (as in the abbreviation 18k; the k is for karat). A caret is this ...

Google preview1001 Most Popular Wedding Questions from WedSpace.com (2010)

by Alex Lluch, Elizabeth Lluch

Carat is the unit used to measure the weight of a diamond. It is equal to 200 milligrams or 142 carats to the ounce. The cost of a diamond increases exponentially as its size or weight increases. For example, a two-carat diamond costs much ...

Google previewAn Encyclopædia of Domestic Economy ... (1845)

by Thomas Webster, Mrs. William Parkes

The carat is an Indian denomination of weight, and 1501 earats are equal to 1 oz. , Troy. The carat is divided into four parts, called grains; and the grains are subdivided into fractional parts, which are ascertained by scales with great nicety, ...

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Domestic Economy (1844)

Comprising Such Subjects as are Most Immediately Connected with Housekeeping ... by Thomas Webster, Mrs. William Parkes

The carat is an Indian denomination of weight; and 1504 carats is equal to 1 oz. Troy. The carat is divided into four parts, called grains; and the grains are subdivided into fractional parts, which are ascertained by scales with great nicety.

Google previewGoldsmithing & Silver Work (2007)

Jewelry, Vessels & Ornaments by Carles Codina

Now, a carat is the standard unit of weight measurement for gems, and the combination of the weight and the quality of the stone determines the diamond's final price. A carat is divided into 100 points, expressed to two decimal places. Thus ...

Google previewKnight's Penny Magazine (1844)

The bean is called carat, from which is derived the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Scientific Units (2013)

Including dimensionless numbers and scales by H. G. Jerrard

Carat (CM) A unit of mass equal to 200 milligrams used for weighing precious stones[14]. The name is derived from quirrat, the Arabic name for the seeds of the coral tree, which were the traditional weights for precious stones.

Google previewA Dictionary of Weights and Measures for the British Isles (1985)

The Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century by Ronald Edward Zupko

Du Cange sv caracca: Parvum pondus quatuor granorum, quibus utuntur in ponderandis lapidibus pretiosis, Gallis et Anglis, Carat. 1695 Kennett Glossary sv carecta: A Carrat or Carect, us'd formerly for any weight or burden, tho ' now ...

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Quotes about Carat

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Scrabble value of C3A1R1A1T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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