grav·el /ˈgrævəl/ 名詞
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. Graveled or 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.
adj : unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"
[syn: grating, gravelly, rasping, raspy, rough]
n : rock fragments and pebbles [syn: crushed rock]
v 1: 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" [syn: annoy, rag, get to, bother,
get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, vex,
2: cover with gravel; "We gravelled the driveway"
3: 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" [syn: perplex, vex, stick,
get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder,
flummox, stupefy, nonplus, amaze, dumbfound]
[also: gravelling, gravelled]