What does gravel mean?

Definitions for gravel
ˈgræv əlgrav·el

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word gravel.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gravel, crushed rock(verb)

    rock fragments and pebbles

  2. 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"

  3. gravel(verb)

    cover with gravel

    "We gravelled the driveway"

  4. 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"


  1. gravel(Noun)

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

  2. gravel(Noun)

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

  3. gravel(Noun)

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

  4. gravel(Verb)

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

  5. gravel(Verb)

    To puzzle or annoy

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gravel(noun)

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

  2. Gravel(noun)

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

  3. Gravel(verb)

    to cover with gravel; as, to gravel a walk

  4. Gravel(verb)

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

  5. Gravel(verb)

    to check or stop; to embarrass; to perplex

  6. Gravel(verb)

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

  7. 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.]


  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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British National Corpus

  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. Rob Guzman:

    It's down to one gravel road, that's what also pushed us over the edge.

  2. Sari Bashi:

    The cement and gravel are being regulated as if they were a nuclear weapon.

  3. Carrie Carignan:

    It almost sounded like a dump truck like opening the back and gravel falling out.

  4. Tim Kiefer:

    Up the railroad tracks, keep your downwind inside the gravel pit, where you from today?

  5. 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.

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