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mac·ad·am

 (mə-kăd′əm)
n.
Pavement made of layers of compacted broken stone, now usually bound with asphalt.

[After John Loudon McAdam (1756-1836), Scottish civil engineer.]

macadam

(məˈkædəm)
n
(Civil Engineering) a road surface made of compressed layers of small broken stones, esp one that is bound together with tar or asphalt
[C19: named after John McAdam (1756–1836), Scottish engineer, the inventor]

mac•ad•am

(məˈkæd əm)

n.
1. a macadamized road or pavement.
2. the broken stone used for macadamizing.
[1815–25; after J. Latin. McAdam (1756–1836), Scottish engineer, who invented the process]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.macadam - broken stone used in macadamized roadwaysmacadam - broken stone used in macadamized roadways
paving, paving material, pavement - material used to pave an area
2.macadam - a paved surface having compressed layers of broken rocks held together with tarmacadam - a paved surface having compressed layers of broken rocks held together with tar
paved surface - a level horizontal surface covered with paving material
Translations

macadam

[məˈkædəm] Nmacadán m

macadam

nSchotter m, → Splitt m, → Makadam m or nt; macadam roadSchotterstraße f

macadam

[məˈkædəm] nmacadam m
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Coming nearer and nearer to earth, I wondered if Colonel Boycott ever uses the word "boycott," and how strange it must have seemed to the late MacAdam to walk for miles and miles upon his own name, like a carpet spread out before him.
The roads were excellent, and made upon the MacAdam principle, whinstone having been brought for the purpose from the distance of several miles.
Tenders are invited for construction of granular sub base, wet mix macadam, dense bitumen macadam, mastic asphalt and bituminous concrete and painting work in superstructure in connection to the construction of ROB in lieu of LC-23B at KM 123/9-8 between Khagaria - Mansi stations in Sonepur Division of E.
To me they were divine signs populating the macadam of innumerable parking lots where under each lighting pole lay in miniature replicas of the chaotic constellations.
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98 by the North East Methodist Ladies' President Georgie Macadam.
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