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gravel

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noun grav·el \ˈgra-vəl\

Simple Definition of gravel

  • : small pieces of rock

Full Definition of gravel

  1. 1 obsolete :  sand

  2. 2 a :  loose rounded fragments of rock b :  a stratum or deposit of gravel; also :  a surface covered with gravel <a gravel road>

  3. 3 :  small calculi in the kidneys and urinary bladder

Origin of gravel

Middle English, from Anglo-French gravele, diminutive of grave, greve river bank, stony ground


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with gravel


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gravel

verb grav·el

Definition of gravel

graveled or gravelledgravel·ing or gravel·ling \ˈgrav-liŋ, ˈgra-və-\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cover or spread with gravel

  3. 2 a :  perplex, confound b :  irritate, nettle <disappointed … and graveled him a good deal — Mark Twain>



Examples of gravel

  1. <managed to gravel his opponent in the debate by focusing on atypical examples>



1543

First Known Use of gravel

1543


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gravel

adjective grav·el

Definition of gravel

  1. :  gravelly 2 —used of the human voice



Examples of gravel

  1. <after his bout with laryngitis, he had a terribly gravel voice>



1939

First Known Use of gravel

1939


GRAVEL Defined for Kids

gravel

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noun grav·el \ˈgra-vəl\

Definition of gravel

  1. :  small pieces of rock and pebbles larger than grains of sand




Medical Dictionary

gravel

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noun grav·el \ˈgrav-əl\

Medical Definition of gravel

  1. 1:  a deposit of small calculous concretions in the kidneys and urinary bladder—compare microlith

  2. 2:  the condition that results from the presence of deposits of gravel





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