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gravel

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noun grav·el \ˈgra-vəl\

Definition of gravel

  1. 1 obsolete :  sand

  2. 2a :  loose rounded fragments of rockb :  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 and Etymology of gravel

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


First Known Use: 13th century


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gravel

verb grav·el

Definition of gravel

graveled

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gravelled

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graveling

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gravelling

play \ˈgrav-liŋ, ˈgra-və-\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cover or spread with gravel

  3. 2a :  perplex, confoundb :  irritate, nettle disappointed … and graveled him a good deal — Mark Twain

Examples of gravel in a Sentence

  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 in a Sentence

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

1939

First Known Use of gravel

1939


GRAVEL Defined for English Language Learners

gravel

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Definition of gravel for English Language Learners

  • : small pieces of rock


GRAVEL Defined for Kids

gravel

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noun grav·el \ˈgra-vəl\

Definition of gravel for Students

  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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