Meaning of PEBBLE in English


/peb"euhl/ , n. , v. , pebbled, pebbling .


1. a small, rounded stone, esp. one worn smooth by the action of water.

2. Also called pebble leather . leather that has been given a granulated surface.

3. any granulated or crinkled surface, esp. of a textile.

4. a transparent colorless rock crystal used for the lenses of eyeglasses.

5. a lens made from this crystal.


6. to prepare (leather) so as to have a granulated surface.

7. to pelt with or as with pebbles.

[ 1250-1300; ME pibbil, puble, pobble; cf. OE paebbel (in place names), papel-, popel- (in compounds); phonological relations unclear ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .