Definitions for: Gravel


[n] rock fragments and pebbles
[adj] unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"
[adj] made of packed earth or gravel; "a dirt road"
[v] be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"
[v] cover with gravel, as of a road
[v] cause annoyance in; disturb, esp. by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"



Webster (1913) Definition: Grav"el, n. [OF. gravele, akin to F. gr?ve a sandy
shore, strand; of Celtic origin; cf. Armor. grouan gravel, W.
gro coarse gravel, pebbles, and Skr. gr[=a]van stone.]
1. Small stones, or fragments of stone; very small pebbles,
often intermixed with particles of sand.

2. (Med.) A deposit of small calculous concretions in the
kidneys and the urinary or gall bladder; also, the disease
of which they are a symptom.

Gravel powder, a coarse gunpowder; pebble powder.


Grav"el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Graveledor Gravelled;
p. pr. & vb. n. Graveling or Gravelling.]
1. To cover with gravel; as, to gravel a walk.

2. To run (as a ship) upon the gravel or beach; to run
aground; to cause to stick fast in gravel or sand.

When we were fallen into a place between two seas,
they graveled the ship. --Acts xxvii.
41 (Rhemish
version).

Willam the Conqueror . . . chanced as his arrival to
be graveled; and one of his feet stuck so fast in
the sand that he fell to the ground. --Camden.

3. To check or stop; to embarrass; to perplex. [Colloq.]

When you were graveled for lack of matter. --Shak.

The physician was so graveled and amazed withal,
that he had not a word more to say. --Sir T.
North.

4. To hurt or lame (a horse) by gravel lodged between the
shoe and foot.

Synonyms: amaze, annoy, baffle, beat, bewilder, bother, cacophonic, cacophonous, chafe, crushed rock, devil, dirt, dumbfound, flummox, get, get at, get to, grating, graveled, gravelly, irritate, mystify, nark, nettle, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, rag, rasping, raspy, rile, rough, stupefy, unpaved, vex, vex

See Also: antagonise, antagonize, bank gravel, bedevil, befuddle, beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, confound, confuse, cover, discombobulate, displease, eat into, elude, escape, figure out, fox, fret, fuddle, get, grate, harass, harry, hassle, lick, mix up, molest, peeve, pit run, pit-run gravel, plague, provoke, puzzle out, puzzle over, rankle, riddle, rock, ruffle, shingle, solve, stagger, stone, stump, throw, work, work out

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