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Meaning of GRAVEL

Pronunciation:  'gravul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  rock fragments and pebbles
  2. [adj]  unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"
  3. [adj]  made of packed earth or gravel; "a dirt road"
  4. [v]  be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"
  5. [v]  cover with gravel, as of a road
  6. [v]  cause annoyance in; disturb, esp. by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
 

GRAVEL is a 6 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: amaze, annoy, baffle, beat, bewilder, bother, cacophonic, cacophonous, chafe, crushed rock, devil, dirt, dumbfound, flummox, get, get at, get to, grating, graveled, gravelly, irritate, mystify, nark, nettle, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, rag, rasping, raspy, rile, rough, stupefy, unpaved, vex, vex
 
 See Also: antagonise, antagonize, bank gravel, bedevil, befuddle, beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, confound, confuse, cover, discombobulate, displease, eat into, elude, escape, figure out, fox, fret, fuddle, get, grate, harass, harry, hassle, lick, mix up, molest, peeve, pit run, pit-run gravel, plague, provoke, puzzle out, puzzle over, rankle, riddle, rock, ruffle, shingle, solve, stagger, stone, stump, throw, work, work out

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Grav"el\, n. [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. gr[=a]van stone.]
    1. Small stones, or fragments of stone; very small pebbles,
       often intermixed with particles of sand.
    
    2. (Med.) A deposit of small calculous concretions in the
       kidneys and the urinary or gall bladder; also, the disease
       of which they are a symptom.
    
    {Gravel powder}, a coarse gunpowder; pebble powder.
    
    
  2. \Grav"el\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Graveled}or {Gravelled};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Graveling} or {Gravelling}.]
    1. To cover with gravel; as, to gravel a walk.
    
    2. To run (as a ship) upon the gravel or beach; to run
       aground; to cause to stick fast in gravel or sand.
    
             When we were fallen into a place between two seas,
             they graveled the ship.               --Acts xxvii.
                                                   41 (Rhemish
                                                   version).
    
             Willam the Conqueror . . . chanced as his arrival to
             be graveled; and one of his feet stuck so fast in
             the sand that he fell to the ground.  --Camden.
    
    3. To check or stop; to embarrass; to perplex. [Colloq.]
    
             When you were graveled for lack of matter. --Shak.
    
             The physician was so graveled and amazed withal,
             that he had not a word more to say.   --Sir T.
                                                   North.
    
    4. To hurt or lame (a horse) by gravel lodged between the
       shoe and foot.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing gravel in your dream means practicality.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. Substrate particles between 2 and 64 mm (0.08 and 2.5 inches) in diameter.
  2. Detrius larger than sand and smaller than cobble, arbitrarily ranging in diameter from 0.2 to 2 inches.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: asphalt, bitumen, bituminous macadam, blacktop, breccia, brick, cement, chafe, cobble, cobblestone, concrete, curb, curbing, curbstone, debris, detritus, edgestone, exacerbate, flag, flagging, flagstone, fret, gall, grain, granule, granulet, grate, grate on, grit, irritate, kerb, kerbstone, macadam, pavement, pavestone, paving, paving stone, provoke, rasp, road metal, sand, set on edge, shingle, stone, Tarmac, tarmacadam, Tarvia, tile, washboard
 

 

 

 

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