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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kob-uh l]
    • /ˈkɒb əl/
    • /ˈkɒb.l̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kob-uh l]
    • /ˈkɒb əl/

Definitions of cobbles word

  • noun plural cobbles coal in small rounded lumps 3
  • abbreviation COBBLES cobblestones 3
  • verb with object cobbles to pave with cobblestones. 1
  • noun cobbles New England, New York State, and New Jersey. (especially in placenames) a rounded hill. 1
  • noun cobbles Plural form of cobble. 1
  • noun cobbles plural of cobble. 0

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Origin of cobbles

First appearance:

before 1490
One of the 26% oldest English words
First recorded in 1490-1500; apparently back formation from cobbler

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Parts of speech for Cobbles


cobbles popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for cobbles

verb cobbles

  • complete — You use complete to emphasize that something is as great in extent, degree, or amount as it possibly can be.
  • fabricate — to make by art or skill and labor; construct: The finest craftspeople fabricated this clock.
  • create — To create something means to cause it to happen or exist.
  • construct — to draw (a line, angle, or figure) so that certain requirements are satisfied
  • synthesize — to form (a material or abstract entity) by combining parts or elements (opposed to analyze): to synthesize a statement.

noun cobbles

  • stones — the hard substance, formed of mineral matter, of which rocks consist.
  • flagstone — Also called flag. a flat stone slab used especially for paving.
  • flags — flagstone (def 1).

Antonyms for cobbles

verb cobbles

  • demolish — To demolish something such as a building means to destroy it completely.
  • destroy — To destroy something means to cause so much damage to it that it is completely ruined or does not exist any more.
  • ruinruins, the remains of a building, city, etc., that has been destroyed or that is in disrepair or a state of decay: We visited the ruins of ancient Greece.
  • raze — to tear down; demolish; level to the ground: to raze a row of old buildings.
  • break — When an object breaks or when you break it, it suddenly separates into two or more pieces, often because it has been hit or dropped.

Top questions with cobbles

  • what rock type is made up of cobbles?
  • what are cobbles?
  • how to lay cobbles?

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