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1A setting of precious stones placed so closely together that no metal shows.‘a solid diamond pavé’
- ‘Earrings, necklaces, dog collars and pendants made in the designs of ethnic and spiky tribal art tattoos will feature black 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.’
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 wayView synonyms
French, literally paved, past participle of paver.
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’
cover, surface, floor, top, finish, asphalt, flag, tile, tar, tarmac, metalView synonyms
- ‘The course of the race contains many steep hills, often paved with cobblestones.’
- ‘Driveways and curbs were the only paved areas on this cul-de-sac.’
- ‘Once of the first things I did was pave the front with concrete.’
- ‘A new fountain and a patio paved with Lodi gravel replaced a decrepit pond.’
- ‘He ushered her into a little shop on a narrow side street paved with cobblestones.’
- ‘The pathways are paved with flagstones or crushed stones.’
- ‘I opened the door and stepped onto a newly paved road.’
- ‘Just before him was a narrow street paved with small black stones.’
- ‘The pathway leading up to the horrible castle is paved with stones of an extraordinary color.’
- ‘The circuit became a motorsport venue soon after and was paved with bricks.’
- ‘A freshly paved runway ran East-West, with cavernous hangars and recently built barracks organized neatly along either side.’
- ‘Well, I came to America because I heard the streets were paved with gold.’
- ‘They thought our streets were paved with gold, said one of their lawyers.’
- ‘The roads were paved with the finest stone, probably having come straight from the mountain.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘They next set foot upon the road and found it newly paved, within the last two weeks.’
- ‘Ordering their destruction would be similar to telling a county council to turf over newly paved road shoulders.’
- ‘They'd paved parish driveways in Costa Rica and repaired clinic roofs in Jamaica.’
- ‘The street in front of her was paved in glossy grey stones, curving up into a bridge that spanned the width of a river.’
Middle English: from Old French paver pave.
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