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Meaning of PEBBLE

Pronunciation:  'pebl

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a small smooth rounded rock

PEBBLE is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: rock, stone



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Peb"ble\, n. [AS. papolst[=a]n; cf. L. papula pimple,
    mote. See {Stone}.]
    1. A small roundish stone or bowlder; especially, a stone
       worn and rounded by the action of water; a pebblestone.
       ``The pebbles on the hungry beach.'' --Shak.
             As children gathering pebbles on the shore.
    2. Transparent and colorless rock crystal; as, Brazilian
       pebble; -- so called by opticians.
    {Pebble powder}, slow-burning gunpowder, in large cubical
    {Scotch pebble}, varieties of quartz, as agate, chalcedony,
       etc., obtained from cavities in amygdaloid.
  2. \Peb"ble\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pebbled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To grain (leather) so as to produce a surface covered with
    small rounded prominences.
Computing Dictionary

A polymorphic language.

["A Kernel Language for Abstract Data Types and Modules", R.M. Burstall & B. Lampson, in Semantics of Data Types, LNCS 173, Springer 1984].

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing pebble in your dream, represents minor difficulties and annoyances in your life. Dreaming that you are throwing pebbles, suggests that you are feeling hurt be the little things that may seem insignificant. It is symbolic of criticism and gossip.
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