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Meaning of PAVE

Pronunciation:  peyv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a setting with precious stones so closely set that no metal shows
  2. [v]  cover with a material such as stone or concrete to make suitable for vehicle traffic; "pave the roads in the village"

PAVE is a 4 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: asphalt, causeway, coat, cobble, hard surface, mount, setting, surface, tar



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pave\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Paved}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Paving}.] [F. paver to pave, LL. pavare, from L. pavire to
beat, ram, or tread down; cf. Gr. ? to beat, strike.]
1. To lay or cover with stone, brick, or other material, so
   as to make a firm, level, or convenient surface for
   horses, carriages, or persons on foot, to travel on; to
   floor with brick, stone, or other solid material; as, to
   pave a street; to pave a court.

   With silver paved, and all divine with gold. --Dryden.

   To pave thy realm, and smooth the broken ways. --Gay.

2. Fig.: To make smooth, easy, and safe; to prepare, as a
   path or way; as, to pave the way to promotion; to pave the
   way for an enterprise.

         It might open and pave a prepared way to his own
         title.                                --Bacon.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: asphalt, blacktop, carpet, causeway, cement, cobblestone, concrete, cover, ease, facilitate, flag, floor, metal, pebble, surface, tar, tarmac, tile