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tr.v. paved, pav·ing, pavesIdiom:
1. To cover with a pavement.
2. To cover uniformly, as if with pavement.
3. To be or compose the pavement of.
pave the way
To make progress or development easier: experiments that paved the way for future research.
[Middle English paven, from Old French paver, from Latin pavīre, to beat, tread down; see pau- in Indo-European roots.]
A setting of precious stones placed together so closely that no metal shows: diamonds in pavé.
[French, from past participle of paver, to pave, from Old French; see pave.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Civil Engineering) (of a road, path, etc) covered with a firm surface suitable for travel, as with paving stones or concrete
2. covered with a hard layer of something
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
paved[peɪvd] ADJ [road] → asfaltado, pavimentado; (with flagstones, tiles) [garden, courtyard, path] → enlosado
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
paved[ˈpeɪvd] adj [yard] → pavé(e)
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