1. [ noun ] (geology) rock fragments and pebbles
Synonyms: crushed_rock
Related terms: rock bank_gravel ballast shingle
2. [ adjective ] unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound
Synonyms: rough rasping raspy gravelly grating

"a gravelly voice"

Related terms: cacophonous
3. [ adjective ] made of packed earth or gravel
Synonyms: graveled dirt

"a dirt road"

Related terms: unpaved
4. [ verb ] cause annoyance in; disturb, esp. by minor irritations
Synonyms: bother annoy irritate vex nark devil get_at nettle chafe rile get_to rag

: "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me" "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"

Related terms: displease harass antagonize ruffle torment get grate peeve fret chafe botheration mischief annoyance pique tease irritant aggravation annoyance
5. [ verb ] cover with gravel

"We gravelled the driveway"

Related terms: cover
6. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 10904
7. [ verb ] be a mystery or bewildering to
Synonyms: puzzle bewilder baffle mystify amaze stick stupefy flummox nonplus stupify get dumbfound pose trounce beat vex perplex

"This beats me!" "Got me--I don't know the answer!" "a vexing problem" "This question really stuck me"

Related terms: confuse stagger elude riddle stump solve puzzle_over mystery bewilderment mystification mystification stupefaction puzzle
Similar spelling:   gravely