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pav·ing

 (pā′vĭng)
n.
1. The act or technique of laying pavement.
2. A pavement.
3. Material used for pavement.

paving

(ˈpeɪvɪŋ)
n
1. (Civil Engineering) a paved surface; pavement
2. (Civil Engineering) material used for a pavement, such as paving stones, bricks, or asphalt
adj
3. (Civil Engineering) of or for a paved surface or pavement
4. preparatory, facilitating, enabling: paving legislation.

pav•ing

(ˈpeɪ vɪŋ)

n.
1. a pavement.
2. material for paving.
3. the laying of a pavement.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paving - material used to pave an areapaving - material used to pave an area  
artefact, artifact - a man-made object taken as a whole
asphalt - mixed asphalt and crushed gravel or sand; used especially for paving but also for roofing
concrete - a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water
blacktop, blacktopping - a black bituminous material used for paving roads or other areas; usually spread over crushed rock
macadam - broken stone used in macadamized roadways
tarmac, tarmacadam - a paving material of tar and broken stone; mixed in a factory and shaped during paving
2.paving - the paved surface of a thoroughfarepaving - the paved surface of a thoroughfare
curbside - the side of a sidewalk that is bordered by a curb; "policemen stood at intervals along the curbside"
paved surface - a level horizontal surface covered with paving material
paving stone - a stone used for paving
road, route - an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
sidewalk, pavement - walk consisting of a paved area for pedestrians; usually beside a street or roadway
street - a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings; "they walked the streets of the small town"; "he lives on Nassau Street"
3.paving - the act of applying paving materials to an area
application, coating, covering - the work of applying something; "the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine"; "a complete bleach requires several applications"; "the surface was ready for a coating of paint";
Translations

paving

[ˈpeɪvɪŋ]
A. N [of concrete] → pavimento m; [of flagstones] → enlosado m; [of stones] → adoquinado m, empedrado m; [of brick] → enladrillado m
B. CPD paving stone Nadoquín m, baldosa f (LAm); (= flagstone) → losa f

paving

[ˈpeɪvɪŋ] npavage m, dallage mpaving slab npavé mpaving stone npavé m

paving

nBelag m; (US: of road) → Decke f; (= material)Belag m; (= action)Pflastern nt; paving stone(Stein)platte f, → Pflasterstein m; paving tileFliese f

paving

[ˈpeɪvɪŋ] npavimentazione f
References in classic literature ?
Justly thought; rightly said, Miss Eyre; and, at this moment, I am paving hell with energy.
The floor was examined very carefully under the inscription, and, in the earth beneath a stone, or tile, or some fragment of paving, were found the ashes of a paper, mingled with the ashes of a small leathern case or bag.
There will be no employment for anyone except in doing things that must be done on the spot, such as unpacking and distributing the imports, ministering to the proprietors as domestic servants, or by acting, preaching, paving, lighting, housebuilding, and the rest; and some of these, as the capitalist comes to regard ostentation as vulgar, and to enjoy a simpler life, will employ fewer and fewer people.
That is to say, by paving the way for more extensive and more destructive crises, and by diminishing the means whereby crises are prevented.
An old maid, forced to employ her vacant days, could alone see to the grass being hoed from between the paving stones, the tops of the walls kept clean, the broom continually going, and the leather curtains of the coach-house always closed.
D'Artagnan and his companions remembered their audience, and as they would very much have regretted that such an opportunity should be lost, they succeeded in calming their friends, who contented themselves with hurling some paving stones against the gates; but the gates were too strong.
As we crossed into this street, a fruiterer, with a large basket upon his head, brushing quickly past us, thrust you upon a pile of paving stones collected at a spot where the causeway is undergoing repair.
It ended at the paving of asphalt which led up to the gates of the Mapleton stables.
He said to himself, as he pondered again and again over the crystallized phrases that she had handed on to him, "That clever fellow little thought that, by telling her those things, he might be paving my way back to her
With a supreme effort Twala swung the Englishman clean off his feet, and down they came together, rolling over and over on the lime paving, Twala striking out at Curtis' head with the battle-axe, and Sir Henry trying to drive the /tolla/ he had drawn from his belt through Twala's armour.
The thaw increased steadily, a warm, unhealthy wind blew through the streets, vehicles splashed through the mud, and the iron shoes of horses and mules rang on the paving stones.
She was haunted by absurd jumbled ideas--how, if one went back far enough, everything perhaps was intelligible; everything was in common; for the mammoths who pastured in the fields of Richmond High Street had turned into paving stones and boxes full of ribbon, and her aunts.