Meaning of GRAVEL in English

GRAVEL

n.

Pronunciation: ' gra-v ə l

Function: noun

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

Date: 13th century

1 obsolete : SAND

2 a : loose rounded fragments of rock b : a stratum or deposit of gravel also : a surface covered with gravel <a gravel road>

3 : small calculi in the kidneys and urinary bladder

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.