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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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Translations

macadam

[məˈkædəm] Nmacadán m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

macadam

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

[məˈkædəm] nmacadam m
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References in classic literature ?
All was wild and solitary, and one might have declared it a scene untrodden by the foot of man, but for the telegraph posts and small piles of broken "macadam" at punctual intervals, and the ginger-beer bottles and paper bags of local confectioners that lent an air of civilisation to the road.
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.
Of the older image, he says: "We see Macadam Street - just off Saltwell Road in Gateshead - decked with flags celebrating the marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer which took place on July 29, 1981.
"We had a difficult second quarter, however the high-level numbers don't tell the full story," EnPro President and CEO Steve Macadam said in a statement.
One neighbor after another testified against the Macadam Ridge subdivision proposal.
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.
by Rejimon K / reji@timesofoman.com The documentary, which captured the breathtaking journey of Read Macadam, a 32-year-old Canadian climber, and Dan Bates, one of Macadam's climbing partners, scaling new heights was released at an adventure film festival last November, prior to a public release online at the end of February this year, and has been screened in eight countries on three continents so far.
Henry Dancer Days, the charity set up in the name of a teenager from County Durham, has been given a donation of PS14,823.98 by the North East Methodist Ladies' President Georgie Macadam.
David Macadam, chief executive officer and vice-chairman of the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres, explained that the main factor that should be observed, as part of the drive to expand the retail sector in the region, is the number of visitors coming into the UAE.
Portland, OR, July 29, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Portland-based flooring company Macadam Floor and Design recently donated materials to the Make A Wish Foundation.