Definition of paviour in English:


(also pavior)


  • 1A paving stone.

    ‘emphasize flower beds with edging of different coloured paviours’
    • ‘In many cases, slabs and setts are poorly laid with considerable discrepancies from paviour to paviour giving an uneven surface which is abnormal.’
    • ‘Sections of paviours forming the parking area were uneven.’
    • ‘Once the new paviours are down on Stricklandgate, it will cost hundreds of thousands to undo.’
    • ‘Other outdoor features include a 100 ft brick pavior terrace, a water feature, a self-contained annexe, a double garage and electric gates at both the north and west entrances.’
    1. 1.1archaic A person who lays paving stones.
      ‘itinerant paviours and hod carriers’
      • ‘Two paviors are washing away their cares with a heart-cheering cup.’


Middle English: from Old French paveur, from paver pave.