Definition of pavé in English:

pavé

noun

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

    ‘a solid diamond pavé’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Thanks to the pavé diamonds, the bespoke helmets will be the most expensive ever to race around Monaco.’
  • 2archaic A 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

/pəˈvā//pa-/

Definition of pave in English:

pave

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Cover (a piece of ground) with concrete, asphalt, stones, or bricks; lay paving over.

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

/pəˈvā//pa-/