What does the word precious mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Preciousness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Highly priced or prized.

Usage examples for precious

  1. It is pretty, and will be twice as precious in my eyes when it belongs to you. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. Don't be in a precious hurry, if you please." – The Ancient Law by Ellen Glasgow
  3. It's a precious long way up. – Will of the Mill by George Manville Fenn