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Definition of "pebble" [peb•ble]

  • A small stone, especially one worn smooth by erosion. (noun)
  • Clear colorless quartz; rock crystal. (noun)
  • A lens made of such quartz. (noun)
  • Geology A rock fragment between 4 and 64 millimeters (0.16 and 2.51 inches) in diameter, especially one that has been naturally rounded. (noun)
  • An irregularly rough, grainy surface, as on leather or paper. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pebble" in a sentence
  • "Listed below are links to weblogs that reference When a pebble is a jewel:"
  • "” Like most four-year-old boys, George left his house like a pebble from a slingshot, careening off parked cars, brownstone gates, fences placed to protect young trees (apparently not just from urinating dogs), and pedestrians prickly from too little coffee or too much workaday dread."
  • "Sorting was like beachcombing on a shore where every pebble is precious and time is boundless."