- cobblestonesN-COUNT: usu plCobblestones are stones with a rounded upper surface which were once used for making streets.
...the narrow, cobblestone streets of the Left Bank.
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Cobblestone — Cob ble*stone , n. A large pebble; a rounded stone not too large to be handled; a small boulder; used for paving streets and for other purposes. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
cobblestone — late 14c., kobilstane; see COBBLE (Cf. cobble) (n.) + STONE (Cf. stone) … Etymology dictionary
cobblestone — [käb′əl stōn΄] n. [ME cobel ston: see COBBLE2 & STONE] a rounded stone larger than a pebble and smaller than a boulder, formerly much used for paving streets … English World dictionary
Cobblestone — Cobblestones are stones that were frequently used in the pavement of early streets. Cobblestone is derived from the very old English word cob , which had a wide range of meanings, one of which was rounded lump with overtones of large size. Cobble … Wikipedia
cobblestone — adj. Cobblestone is used with these nouns: ↑courtyard, ↑path, ↑road, ↑street … Collocations dictionary
cobblestone — noun Etymology: Middle English, from cobble (probably from cob) + stone Date: 15th century a naturally rounded stone larger than a pebble and smaller than a boulder; especially such a stone used in paving a street or in construction •… … New Collegiate Dictionary
cobblestone — cobble … Dictionary of ichthyology
cobblestone — cobblestoned, adj. /kob euhl stohn /, n. a naturally rounded stone, larger than a pebble and smaller than a boulder, formerly used in paving. [1400 50; late ME cobylstone. See COBBLE1, STONE] * * * … Universalium
cobblestone — noun A rounded stone from a river bed, fit for use as ballast in ships and for paving roads. Syn: cobble, backformation … Wiktionary
cobblestone — Synonyms and related words: Tarmac, Tarvia, asphalt, bitumen, bituminous macadam, blacktop, brick, carpet, causeway, cement, cobble, concrete, curb, curbing, curbstone, edgestone, flag, flagging, flagstone, floor, gravel, kerb, kerbstone, macadam … Moby Thesaurus