Definition of gravel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɡrævl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡrævl//
[uncountable] Features of roads, In the garden
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small stones, often used to make the surface of paths and roads a gravel path A gravel drive led up to the house. a gravel pit (= a place where gravel is taken from the ground) Put a layer of fine gravel into the bottom of the plant pot for drainage. We parked on the gravel at the side of the road. See related entries: Features of roads, In the garden Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French, diminutive of grave, variant of Old French greve ‘shore’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gravel