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grav·el

 (grăv′əl)
n.
1. An unconsolidated mixture of rock fragments or pebbles.
2. Medicine The sandlike granular material of urinary calculi.
tr.v. grav·eled, grav·el·ing, grav·els or grav·elled or grav·el·ling
1. To apply a surface of rock fragments or pebbles to.
2. To confuse; perplex.
3. Informal To irritate.

[Middle English, from Old French gravele, diminutive of grave, pebbly shore, of Celtic origin.]

gravel

(ˈɡrævəl)
n
1. (Geological Science) an unconsolidated mixture of rock fragments that is coarser than sand
2. (Geological Science) geology a mixture of rock fragments with diameters in the range 4–76 mm
3. (Pathology) pathol small rough calculi in the kidneys or bladder
vb (tr) , -els, -elling or -elled, -els, -eling or -eled
4. to cover with gravel
5. to confound or confuse
6. informal US to annoy or disturb
[C13: from Old French gravele, diminutive of grave gravel, perhaps of Celtic origin]
ˈgravelish adj

grav•el

(ˈgræv əl)

n., v. -eled, -el•ing (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling, n.
1. small stones and pebbles or a mixture of these with sand.
v.t.
2. to cover with gravel.
3. to perplex; puzzle.
4. to irritate.
adj.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French gravele, diminutive of grave sandy shore, perhaps < Celtic]

gravel


Past participle: gravelled
Gerund: gravelling

Imperative
gravel
gravel
Present
I gravel
you gravel
he/she/it gravels
we gravel
you gravel
they gravel
Preterite
I gravelled
you gravelled
he/she/it gravelled
we gravelled
you gravelled
they gravelled
Present Continuous
I am gravelling
you are gravelling
he/she/it is gravelling
we are gravelling
you are gravelling
they are gravelling
Present Perfect
I have gravelled
you have gravelled
he/she/it has gravelled
we have gravelled
you have gravelled
they have gravelled
Past Continuous
I was gravelling
you were gravelling
he/she/it was gravelling
we were gravelling
you were gravelling
they were gravelling
Past Perfect
I had gravelled
you had gravelled
he/she/it had gravelled
we had gravelled
you had gravelled
they had gravelled
Future
I will gravel
you will gravel
he/she/it will gravel
we will gravel
you will gravel
they will gravel
Future Perfect
I will have gravelled
you will have gravelled
he/she/it will have gravelled
we will have gravelled
you will have gravelled
they will have gravelled
Future Continuous
I will be gravelling
you will be gravelling
he/she/it will be gravelling
we will be gravelling
you will be gravelling
they will be gravelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gravelling
you have been gravelling
he/she/it has been gravelling
we have been gravelling
you have been gravelling
they have been gravelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gravelling
you will have been gravelling
he/she/it will have been gravelling
we will have been gravelling
you will have been gravelling
they will have been gravelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gravelling
you had been gravelling
he/she/it had been gravelling
we had been gravelling
you had been gravelling
they had been gravelling
Conditional
I would gravel
you would gravel
he/she/it would gravel
we would gravel
you would gravel
they would gravel
Past Conditional
I would have gravelled
you would have gravelled
he/she/it would have gravelled
we would have gravelled
you would have gravelled
they would have gravelled

Gravel

In medicine, either small kidney stones or the disease that causes them.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Gravel - rock fragments and pebblesgravel - rock fragments and pebbles    
rock, stone - material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust; "that mountain is solid rock"; "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"
ballast - coarse gravel laid to form a bed for streets and railroads
bank gravel, pit run, pit-run gravel - gravel as found in natural deposits
shingle - coarse beach gravel of small waterworn stones and pebbles (or a stretch of shore covered with such gravel)
Verb1.Gravel - cause annoyance ingravel - cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
get under one's skin, get - irritate; "Her childish behavior really get to me"; "His lying really gets me"
eat into, rankle, grate, fret - gnaw into; make resentful or angry; "The injustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered"
chafe - feel extreme irritation or anger; "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"
peeve - cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful
ruffle - trouble or vex; "ruffle somebody's composure"
fret - cause annoyance in
beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke - annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
antagonize, antagonise - provoke the hostility of; "Don't antagonize your boss"
displease - give displeasure to
2.gravel - cover with gravel; "We gravelled the driveway"
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
3.Gravel - be a mystery or bewildering togravel - be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
stump, mix up - cause to be perplexed or confounded; "This problem stumped her"
befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, bedevil, fuddle, throw - be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"
riddle - set a difficult problem or riddle; "riddle me a riddle"
elude, escape - be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by; "What you are seeing in him eludes me"
Translations
حَصىًحَصى، حَصْباء
чакъл
štěrkšťerk
grus
sora
šljunak
kavicssóder
möl
砂利
자갈
žvyras
grants
debel pesek
grus
ก้อนกรวด
sỏi

gravel

[ˈgrævəl]
A. Ngrava f, gravilla f
B. CPD gravel bed Ngravera f
gravel path Ncamino m de grava
gravel pit Ngravera f

gravel

[ˈgrævəl]
ngravier m
modif [path, drive] → de gravier

gravel

n
Kies m; (= large chippings)Schotter m
(Med) → Nierensand or -grieß m; (in bladder) → Harngrieß m
adj attrKies-; road, drivemit Kies bedeckt; gravel pathKiesweg m; gravel pitKiesgrube f
vt path, lanemit Kies bestreuen, schottern

gravel

[ˈgrævl]
1. nghiaia
2. adj (path, pit) → di ghiaia

gravel

(ˈgravəl) noun
very small stones. gravel for the garden path.

Gravel

حَصىً štěrk grus Kies χαλίκι gravilla sora gravier šljunak ghiaia 砂利 자갈 grind grus żwir cascalho гравий grus ก้อนกรวด çakıl sỏi 砂砾
References in classic literature ?
There was a sort of poetic justice about it, after all, for the old lady had been the terror of the boys for miles around, and now the exiles feasted freely on forbidden plums, kicked up the gravel with profane boots unreproved, and played cricket in the big field where the irritable
There was the sound of scraping chairs and the man and woman came down the gravel path to a wooden gate.
Here and there, in the town, we came on larger gravel patches, several yards away from any hole.
Some chickens were clucking outside the windows, scratching for bits of gravel in the grass.
His face was turned to the hillside, where a man had just emerged from the woods, and was halting irresolutely before the glaring expanse of upheaved gravel and glistening boulders that stretched between him and the shaded group.
Well advanced as Hepzibah was, she could not remember when Uncle Venner, as the neighborhood called him, had not gone up and down the street, stooping a little and drawing his feet heavily over the gravel or pavement.
I remember as a most pleasant impression the broad, clear front, its open windows and fresh curtains and the pair of maids looking out; I remember the lawn and the bright flowers and the crunch of my wheels on the gravel and the clustered treetops over which the rooks circled and cawed in the golden sky.
With all these evolutions, he contrived to keep the horses up to the top of their speed, until, between ten and eleven, their heels resounded on the gravel at the end of the balcony.
When the spring stirs my blood With the instinct to travel, I can get enough gravel On the Old Marlborough Road.
We had not moved four steps when I caught a sound as of footsteps upon gravel.
So the real rain was turned on and began to descend in gossamer lances to the mimic flower-beds and gravel walks of the stage.
Between you and me, it does gravel me, the cool way people from those monster worlds outside our system snub our little world, and even our system.