What does gravel mean?

Definitions for gravel
ˈgræv əlgrav·el

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gravel, crushed rockverb

    rock fragments and pebbles

  2. annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devilverb

    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"

  3. gravelverb

    cover with gravel

    "We gravelled the driveway"

  4. perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfoundverb

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. gravelnoun

    Small fragments of rock, used for laying on the beds of roads and railroads, and as ballast.

  2. gravelnoun

    A type or grade of small rocks, differentiated by mineral type, size range, or other characteristics.

  3. gravelnoun

    A particle from 2 to 64 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale

  4. gravelverb

    To apply a layer of gravel to the surface of a road, etc.

  5. gravelverb

    To puzzle or annoy

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gravelnoun

    small stones, or fragments of stone; very small pebbles, often intermixed with particles of sand

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Gravelnoun

    a deposit of small calculous concretions in the kidneys and the urinary or gall bladder; also, the disease of which they are a symptom

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Gravelverb

    to cover with gravel; as, to gravel a walk

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Gravelverb

    to run (as a ship) upon the gravel or beach; to run aground; to cause to stick fast in gravel or sand

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Gravelverb

    to check or stop; to embarrass; to perplex

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Gravelverb

    to hurt or lame (a horse) by gravel lodged between the shoe and foot

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  1. Gravel

    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

  1. Gravel

    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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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'gravel' in Nouns Frequency: #2555

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gravel in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gravel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of gravel in a Sentence

  1. Aung Htet Myat:

    I carry baskets with stones the whole day, if there is no gravel boat to unload, I help bus drivers as an assistant.

  2. Arizona Portland Cement Company:

    Fisher Sand Gravel Fisher is a good environmental steward and we take environmental responsibility very seriously, we complied with all orders and everything has been resolved.

  3. Superfan Teemu Lampinen:

    Finnish weather gives us a perfect base for learning driving skills, you have to know how to drive in the winter weather, you have to know how to drive on the gravel in the summer.

  4. Masaaki Kimura:

    I walked along the rail track looking for her, on the rail track, there were sleepers and gravel, so it was difficult for me.

  5. Julia Bernstein:

    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.

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    long and thin and often limp
    • A. pecuniary
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    • C. currish
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