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.]
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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 almost sounded like a dump truck like opening the back and gravel falling out.
Up the railroad tracks, keep your downwind inside the gravel pit, where you from today?
I carry baskets with stones the whole day, if there is no gravel boat to unload, I help bus drivers as an assistant.
He still had all the mucus and stuff, and all the trash and gravel was sticking to him, i tried to give him a tiny little bit of breath, and he reacted a little bit.
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Translations for gravel
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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