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’
    • ‘They next set foot upon the road and found it newly paved, within the last two weeks.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The course of the race contains many steep hills, often paved with cobblestones.’
    • ‘Once of the first things I did was pave the front with concrete.’
    • ‘The pathways are paved with flagstones or crushed stones.’
    • ‘They thought our streets were paved with gold, said one of their lawyers.’
    • ‘I opened the door and stepped onto a newly paved road.’
    • ‘They'd paved parish driveways in Costa Rica and repaired clinic roofs in Jamaica.’
    • ‘The roads were paved with the finest stone, probably having come straight from the mountain.’
    • ‘Ordering their destruction would be similar to telling a county council to turf over newly paved road shoulders.’
    • ‘Driveways and curbs were the only paved areas on this cul-de-sac.’
    • ‘Well, I came to America because I heard the streets were paved with gold.’
    • ‘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 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 new fountain and a patio paved with Lodi gravel replaced a decrepit pond.’
    • ‘Just before him was a narrow street paved with small black stones.’
    • ‘A freshly paved runway ran East-West, with cavernous hangars and recently built barracks organized neatly along either side.’
    • ‘He ushered her into a little shop on a narrow side street paved with cobblestones.’
    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

/pāv/

Definition of pavé in English:

pavé

noun

  • 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.’
    • ‘He was able to seal the deal with matching love rings in white gold with pavé diamonds.’
    • ‘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

/pa-//pəˈvā/