Definition of paving in English:



  • 1[mass noun] A surface made up of flat stones laid in a pattern:

    ‘weeds had forced their way up through the cracked paving’
    • ‘There is side access to the walled rear garden which has also been laid with cobblelock paving and is bordered by various plants and shrubs.’
    • ‘Outside, the front garden is laid in low-maintenance cobblelock paving, and provides parking for two cars.’
    • ‘The stone paving would have finished off the scheme nicely.’
    • ‘The rear garden has a patio, extensive Liscannor paving and an outdoor storage shed.’
    1. 1.1 The stones used for a paved surface:
      ‘the company can supply and lay paving’
      • ‘Many of the stone paving slabs are 200 years old and too expensive for Leeds City Council to replace.’
      • ‘The front garden is laid in granite paving and provides plenty of off-street parking.’
      • ‘In addition, several thousand square feet of flagstone paving were used for the pool area and sidewalks.’