Definition of pave in English:

pave

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Cover (a piece of ground) with flat stones or bricks; lay paving over:

    ‘the yard at the front was paved with flagstones’
    ‘a paved area’
    • ‘The circuit became a motorsport venue soon after and was paved with bricks.’
    • ‘They thought our streets were paved with gold, said one of their lawyers.’
    • ‘A new fountain and a patio paved with Lodi gravel replaced a decrepit pond.’
    • ‘The route is about 900 metres long and is paved with brick and cobblestone.’
    • ‘The one-mile track was first paved with limestone and concrete in 1954.’
    • ‘Once of the first things I did was pave the front with concrete.’
    • ‘Just before him was a narrow street paved with small black stones.’
    • ‘The pathways are paved with flagstones or crushed stones.’
    • ‘Driveways and curbs were the only paved areas on this cul-de-sac.’
    • ‘Ordering their destruction would be similar to telling a county council to turf over newly paved road shoulders.’
    • ‘A freshly paved runway ran East-West, with cavernous hangars and recently built barracks organized neatly along either side.’
    • ‘They'd paved parish driveways in Costa Rica and repaired clinic roofs in Jamaica.’
    • ‘Well, I came to America because I heard the streets were paved with gold.’
    • ‘They next set foot upon the road and found it newly paved, within the last two weeks.’
    • ‘He ushered her into a little shop on a narrow side street paved with cobblestones.’
    • ‘I opened the door and stepped onto a newly paved road.’
    • ‘The pathway leading up to the horrible castle is paved with stones of an extraordinary color.’
    • ‘The course of the race contains many steep hills, often paved with cobblestones.’
    • ‘The street in front of her was paved in glossy grey stones, curving up into a bridge that spanned the width of a river.’
    • ‘The roads were paved with the finest stone, probably having come straight from the mountain.’
    cover, surface, floor, top, finish, asphalt, flag, tile, tar, tarmac, metal
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Origin

Middle English: from Old French paver pave.

Pronunciation:

pave

/peɪv/

Definition of pavé in English:

pavé

noun

  • 1A setting of precious stones placed so closely together that no metal shows:

    ‘a solid diamond pavé’
    • ‘Thanks to the pavé diamonds, the bespoke helmets will be the most expensive ever to race around Monaco.’
    • ‘He was able to seal the deal with matching love rings in white gold with pavé diamonds.’
    • ‘Earrings, necklaces, dog collars and pendants made in the designs of ethnic and spiky tribal art tattoos will feature black diamond pavé.’
  • 2A paved street, road, or path.

    footpath, pathway, footway, pavement, track, jogging track, trail, trackway, bridleway, bridle path, ride, riding, towpath, walk, walkway, promenade, esplanade, avenue, lane, alley, alleyway, passage, passageway, byway, sidetrack, berm, causeway, right of way
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Origin

French, literally paved, past participle of paver.

Pronunciation:

pavé

/ˈpaveɪ/