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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pebble(noun)

    a small smooth rounded rock


  1. pebble(Noun)

    A small stone

  2. pebble(Noun)

    A particle from 4 to 64 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale

  3. pebble(Noun)

    A small droplet of water intentionally sprayed on the ice that cause irregularities on the surface.

  4. pebble(Verb)

    To pave with pebbles.

  5. pebble(Verb)

    To deposit water droplets on the ice. e.g. to pebble the ice between games.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pebble(noun)

    a small roundish stone or bowlder; especially, a stone worn and rounded by the action of water; a pebblestone

    Etymology: [AS. papolstn; cf. L. papula pimple, mote. See Stone.]

  2. Pebble(noun)

    transparent and colorless rock crystal; as, Brazilian pebble; -- so called by opticians

    Etymology: [AS. papolstn; cf. L. papula pimple, mote. See Stone.]

  3. Pebble(verb)

    to grain (leather) so as to produce a surface covered with small rounded prominences

    Etymology: [AS. papolstn; cf. L. papula pimple, mote. See Stone.]


  1. Pebble

    A pebble is a clast of rock with a particle size of 4 to 64 millimetres based on the Krumbein phi scale of sedimentology. Pebbles are generally considered to be larger than granules and smaller than cobbles. A rock made predominantly of pebbles is termed a conglomerate. Pebble tools are among the earliest known man-made artifacts, dating from the Palaeolithic period of human history. A beach composed chiefly of surface pebbles is commonly termed a shingle beach. This type of beach has armoring characteristics with respect to wave erosion, as well as ecological niches which can provide habitat for animals and plants. Pebbles come in various colors and textures, and can have streaks of quartz and different colored sedimentary rock. Pebbles are mostly smooth but, dependent on how frequently they come in contact with the sea, they can have marks of contact with other rocks or other pebbles. Pebbles left above the high water mark may have growths of organisms such as lichen on them, signifying the lack of contact with seawater.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pebble

    peb′l, n. a small roundish ball or stone: transparent and colourless rock-crystal used for glass in spectacles, a fine kind of glass: a large size of gunpowder.—v.t. to give (to leather) a rough appearance with small rounded prominences.—adjs. Pebb′led, Pebb′ly, full of pebbles.—ns. Pebb′le-pow′der, gunpowder consisting of large cubical grains, and burning slowly—also Cube-powder and Prismatic-powder; Pebb′le-ware, a kind of fine pottery made of various coloured clays mixed together; Pebb′ling, a way of graining leather with a ribbed or roughened appearance. [A.S. papol-(-stán), a pebble(-stone); akin to L. papula, a pustule.]


  1. Pebble

    Pebble is an infinitely customizable e-paper watch.Pebble is infinitely customizable, with downloadable watchfaces and useful internet-connected apps. Pebble connects to iPhone and Android smartphones using Bluetooth, alerting you with a silent vibration to incoming calls, emails and messages. Pebble’s designers strove to create a minimalist yet fashionable product that seamlessly blends into everyday life.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pebble in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pebble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of pebble in a Sentence

  1. Isaac Newton:

    I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.

  2. Sir Isaac Newton, Epitaph:

    I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean lay all undiscovered before me.

  3. Lisa Murkowski:

    Let me be clear : I did not misunderstand the Army Corps' recent announcement, i am not'em barrassed' by my statement on it, and I will not be' quiet in the corner.' I am dead set on a high bar for large-scale resource development in the Bristol Bay watershed. The reality of this situation is the Pebble project has not met that bar and a permit can not be issued to it.

  4. Jan Kleyna:

    Gault is the best smoking-gun example of a fast rotator right at the 2-hour limit, it could have been on the brink of instability for 10 million years. Even a tiny disturbance, like a small impact from a pebble, might have triggered the recent outbursts.

  5. Joseph Roux:

    A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of a fool.

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    irregularly slashed and jagged as if torn
    • A. jejune
    • B. pecuniary
    • C. ostensive
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