verb (used with object), peb·bled, peb·bling.
Origin of pebble
Examples from the Web for pebble
Pluck a pebble from a mountain and pretend the mountain is gone.The Crazy Way Creationists Try To Explain Human Tails Without Evolution|Karl W. Giberson|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The maze ends in an expansive Zen garden, complete with a pebble pool-pit and a vast mirror along one wall.The Royal Academy Wants You to Finish This Artwork|Chloë Ashby|January 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Other key presenters included executives from Google, Microsoft, and start-ups like Pebble.
The Pebble comes close, but it still looks like a computer sitting on a wristband.
And then, if a cat or a dog comes along and sniffs the pebble, it dies.
First of all, he threw a pebble into the air, and behold a great rocky wall around their teepee.Indian Boyhood|[AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
The voice of Miss Voscoe fell like a pebble into the pool of silence that was slowly widening between them.The Incomplete Amorist|E. Nesbit
A pebble rattled against another pebble; I raised myself upon my elbow.Latitude 19 degree|Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield
This chase may begin as soon as the players suspect who has the pebble.Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium|Jessie H. Bancroft
A pebble was thrown up at the window, and a voice called out cautiously, "Miss Lavinia!"Miss or Mrs.?|Wilkie Collins
British Dictionary definitions for pebble
- a small smooth rounded stone, esp one worn by the action of water
- geology a rock fragment, often rounded, with a diameter of 4–64 mm and thus smaller than a cobble but larger than a granule
- a transparent colourless variety of rock crystal, used for making certain lenses
- such a lens
- a grainy irregular surface, esp on leather
- leather having such a surface
Word Origin for pebble
Word Origin and History for pebble
small, smooth stone, late 13c., from Old English papolstan "pebblestone," of unknown origin. Perhaps imitative. Some sources compare Latin papula "pustule, pimple, swelling."
Science definitions for pebble
Idioms and Phrases with pebble
see not the only fish in the sea (pebble on the beach).