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peb·ble

 (pĕb′əl)
n.
1. A small stone, especially one worn smooth by erosion.
2.
a. Clear colorless quartz; rock crystal.
b. A lens made of such quartz.
3. Geology A rock fragment between 4 and 64 millimeters (0.16 and 2.51 inches) in diameter, especially one that has been naturally rounded.
4. An irregularly rough, grainy surface, as on leather or paper.
tr.v. peb·bled, peb·bling, peb·bles
1. To pave with pebbles.
2. To impart an irregularly rough, grainy surface to (leather or paper).
3. To pelt with pebbles.

[Middle English pobble, pibel, pebul, from Old English papol- (as in papolstān, pebblestone).]

peb′bly adj.

pebble

(ˈpɛbəl)
n
1.
a. a small smooth rounded stone, esp one worn by the action of water
b. geology a rock fragment, often rounded, with a diameter of 4–64 mm and thus smaller than a cobble but larger than a granule
2. (Minerals)
a. a transparent colourless variety of rock crystal, used for making certain lenses
b. such a lens
3. (modifier) informal (of a lens or of spectacles) thick, with a high degree of magnification or distortion
4. (Tanning)
a. a grainy irregular surface, esp on leather
b. leather having such a surface
5. informal chiefly Austral a troublesome or obstinate person or animal
vb (tr)
6. (Building) to pave, cover, or pelt with pebbles
7. (Tanning) to impart a grainy surface to (leather)
[Old English papolstān, from papol- (perhaps of imitative origin) + stān stone]
ˈpebbly adj

peb•ble

(ˈpɛb əl)

n., v. -bled, -bling. n.
1. a small, rounded stone, esp. one worn by the action of water.
2. Also called peb′ble leath`er. leather that has been given a granulated surface.
3. any granulated or crinkled surface, as of a textile.
4. a transparent colorless rock crystal used for the lenses of eyeglasses.
5. a lens made from this.
v.t.
6. to prepare (leather) so as to have a granulated surface.
[1250–1300; Middle English pibbil, puble, pobble; compare Old English pæbbel (in place names), papel-, popel- (in compounds)]
peb′bly, adj.

pebble


Past participle: pebbled
Gerund: pebbling

Imperative
pebble
pebble
Present
I pebble
you pebble
he/she/it pebbles
we pebble
you pebble
they pebble
Preterite
I pebbled
you pebbled
he/she/it pebbled
we pebbled
you pebbled
they pebbled
Present Continuous
I am pebbling
you are pebbling
he/she/it is pebbling
we are pebbling
you are pebbling
they are pebbling
Present Perfect
I have pebbled
you have pebbled
he/she/it has pebbled
we have pebbled
you have pebbled
they have pebbled
Past Continuous
I was pebbling
you were pebbling
he/she/it was pebbling
we were pebbling
you were pebbling
they were pebbling
Past Perfect
I had pebbled
you had pebbled
he/she/it had pebbled
we had pebbled
you had pebbled
they had pebbled
Future
I will pebble
you will pebble
he/she/it will pebble
we will pebble
you will pebble
they will pebble
Future Perfect
I will have pebbled
you will have pebbled
he/she/it will have pebbled
we will have pebbled
you will have pebbled
they will have pebbled
Future Continuous
I will be pebbling
you will be pebbling
he/she/it will be pebbling
we will be pebbling
you will be pebbling
they will be pebbling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pebbling
you have been pebbling
he/she/it has been pebbling
we have been pebbling
you have been pebbling
they have been pebbling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pebbling
you will have been pebbling
he/she/it will have been pebbling
we will have been pebbling
you will have been pebbling
they will have been pebbling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pebbling
you had been pebbling
he/she/it had been pebbling
we had been pebbling
you had been pebbling
they had been pebbling
Conditional
I would pebble
you would pebble
he/she/it would pebble
we would pebble
you would pebble
they would pebble
Past Conditional
I would have pebbled
you would have pebbled
he/she/it would have pebbled
we would have pebbled
you would have pebbled
they would have pebbled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pebble - a small smooth rounded rockpebble - a small smooth rounded rock    
rock, stone - a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; "he threw a rock at me"
Translations
حَصَاةٌحَصاة، حَصى
oblázek
lille stenralrullesten
ŝtoneto
veeris
pieni kivipikkukivi
cailloucaillou / galetgalet
oblutak
steinvala, smásteinn
小石
조약돌
calculus
akmenėliais nubarstytas
olis
tľapka
prodnik
småsten
กรวด
sỏi

pebble

[ˈpebl] Nguijarro m
you're not the only pebble on the beachno eres el único

pebble

[ˈpɛbəl] ngalet m, caillou m pebble beachpebble beach nplage f de galets

pebble

nKiesel m, → Kieselstein m; (= rock crystal)Bergkristall m; (after polishing) → Kieselglas nt; he/she is not the only pebble on the beach (inf)es gibt noch andere

pebble

:
pebble dash
n (Brit) → (Kiesel)rauputz m
pebble glasses
plBrille fmit sehr dicken Gläsern

pebble

[ˈpɛbl] nciottolo
you're not the only pebble on the beach (fam) → non ci sei mica solo tu

pebble

(ˈpebl) noun
a small, usually smooth stone. small pebbles on the beach.
ˈpebbly adjective

pebble

حَصَاةٌ oblázek lille sten Kieselstein βότσαλο guijarro, piedrecita pieni kivi galet oblutak ciottolo 小石 조약돌 kiezelsteen småstein otoczak calhau, pedregulho галька småsten กรวด çakıl taşı sỏi 小鹅卵石
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