Gravel meaning

grăvəl
The definition of gravel is a mix of rock pieces or small rocks.

An example of gravel is what is used to cover a country driveway.

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To gravel means to irritate or confuse.

An example of gravel is to answer interview questions with vague responses.

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Gravel is defined as to cover a walkway or driveway with a mixture of small rocks and pebbles.

Covering a dusty driveway with small pebbles to keep the dust down is an example of gravel.

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An unconsolidated mixture of rock fragments or pebbles.
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A loose mixture of pebbles and rock fragments coarser than sand, often mixed with clay, etc.
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(medicine) The sandlike granular material of urinary calculi.
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To apply a surface of rock fragments or pebbles to.
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To confuse; perplex.
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(informal) To irritate.
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(med.) A deposit of small concretions that form in the kidneys or gallbladder and that may be retained, passed on to the urinary bladder, or passed from the body.
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To cover (a walk, driveway, etc.) with gravel.
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To embarrass or perplex.
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(informal) To irritate or annoy.
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The sandlike granular material of urinary calculi.
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(uncountable) Small fragments of rock, used for laying on the beds of roads and railroads, and as ballast.
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A type or grade of small rocks, differentiated by mineral type, size range, or other characteristics.
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(uncountable, geology) A particle from 2 to 64 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale.
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(uncountable, archaic) Kidney stones; a deposit of small calculous concretions in the kidneys and the urinary or gall bladder; also, the disease of which they are a symptom.
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To apply a layer of gravel to the surface of a road, etc.
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To run (as a ship) upon the gravel or beach; to run aground; to cause to stick fast in gravel or sand.
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To check or stop; to embarrass; to perplex.
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To hurt or lame (a horse) by gravel lodged between the shoe and foot.
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Origin of gravel

  • Middle English from Old French gravele diminutive of grave pebbly shore of Celtic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French gravele, diminutive of grave (“gravel", "seashore”).

    From Wiktionary