A handful of pebbles.
- The definition of a pebble is a small, smooth stone.
An example of a pebble is a tiny rock that can skip across a lake.
- Pebble is defined as to cover with or give the appearance of tiny smooth rocks.
An example of pebble is to stamp the surface of a fabric or leather for texture.
- a small stone worn smooth and round, as by the action of water
- Geol. such a stone, smaller than a cobblestone, with a maximum diameter of 64 mm (c. 2.5 in)
- clear, transparent quartz or a lens made from it
- a surface grain of pebbly appearance, artificially produced on leather (pebble leather), paper, etc.
Origin of pebbleMiddle English pobble ; from Old English papol-(stan), popol-(stan), pebble (stone), probably of echoic origin, originally
- to cover with pebbles or objects that look like pebbles
- to stamp (leather, etc.) so as to produce a pebbly appearance
- A small stone, especially one worn smooth by erosion.
- a. Clear colorless quartz; rock crystal.b. A lens made of such quartz.
- Geology A rock fragment between 4 and 64 millimeters (0.16 and 2.51 inches) in diameter, especially one that has been naturally rounded.
- An irregularly rough, grainy surface, as on leather or paper.
transitive verbpeb·bled, peb·bling, peb·bles
- To pave with pebbles.
- To impart an irregularly rough, grainy surface to (leather or paper).
- To pelt with pebbles.
Origin of pebbleMiddle English pobble, pibel, pebul, from Old English papol- (as in papolstān, pebblestone).
- A small stone, especially one rounded by the action of water.
- (geology) A particle from 4 to 64 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale
- (curling) A small droplet of water intentionally sprayed on the ice that cause irregularities on the surface.
- Transparent and colourless rock crystal.
- Brazilian pebble