gravel, crushed rock(verb)
rock fragments and pebbles
annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil(verb)
cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
"Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
cover with gravel
"We gravelled the driveway"
perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound(verb)
be a mystery or bewildering to
"This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
Small fragments of rock, used for laying on the beds of roads and railroads, and as ballast.
A type or grade of small rocks, differentiated by mineral type, size range, or other characteristics.
A particle from 2 to 64 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale
To apply a layer of gravel to the surface of a road, etc.
To puzzle or annoy
small stones, or fragments of stone; very small pebbles, often intermixed with particles of sand
a deposit of small calculous concretions in the kidneys and the urinary or gall bladder; also, the disease of which they are a symptom
to cover with gravel; as, to gravel a walk
to run (as a ship) upon the gravel or beach; to run aground; to cause to stick fast in gravel or sand
to check or stop; to embarrass; to perplex
to hurt or lame (a horse) by gravel lodged between the shoe and foot
Origin: [OF. gravele, akin to F. gr?ve a sandy shore, strand; of Celtic origin; cf. Armor. grouan gravel, W. gro coarse gravel, pebbles, and Skr. grvan stone.]
Gravel is composed of unconsolidated rock fragments that have a general particle size range and include size classes from granule- to boulder-sized fragments. Gravel is sub-categorized by the Udden-Wentworth scale into granular gravel and pebble gravel. One cubic yard of gravel typically weighs about 3000 pounds. Gravel is an important commercial product, with a number of applications. Many roadways are surfaced with gravel, especially in rural areas where there is little traffic. Globally, far more roads are surfaced with gravel than with concrete or tarmac; Russia alone has over 400,000 km of gravel roads. Both sand and small gravel are also important for the manufacture of concrete.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
grav′el, n. small stones often intermixed with sand: small collections of gravelly matter in the kidneys or bladder.—v.t. to cover with gravel: to puzzle, perplex:—pr.p. grav′elling; pa.p. grav′elled.—adj. Grav′elly.—ns. Grav′el-pit, a pit from which gravel is dug; Grav′el-walk, a footpath covered with gravel. [O. Fr. gravele (Fr. gravier); prob. Celt., as in Bret. grouan, sand, W. gro, pebbles.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'gravel' in Nouns Frequency: #2555
The numerical value of gravel in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of gravel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The cement and gravel are being regulated as if they were a nuclear weapon.
It was a heavy crash even though it was a small crash, the gravel was very close to the track and when I arrived to it I had a very high speed and I rolled through the gravel a lot.
There is a lot of gravel to mine, i will keep on mining year after year, for years to come, and will not stop until I get all the gravel. That’s the type of individual I am. I just don’t give up.
Someone knocked on her door, the lady came out, then actually the chain of events that happened from there are under investigation as to how the gravel load came down onto the woman’s car, pinning her and killing her inside, it was not expected, and it was absolutely an accident.
These organisms are adapted to live in fast-moving streams with sand and gravel bottoms, and now we’re covering most of that sand and gravel with light, fluffy sludge, it’ll plug up the pours and the organisms will be smothered. They need the sand and gravel to provide nutrients and oxygen.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- gravaCatalan, Valencian
- grus, ralDanish
- Kies, schottern, SchotterGerman
- gravilla, gravaSpanish
- sorata, soraFinnish
- graviers, gravillonsFrench
- kavics, sóderHungarian
- چهو, زیخKurdish
- kirikiri, matakirikiriMāori
- pukk, grusNorwegian
- grusa, grusSwedish
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