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pave

 (pāv)
tr.v. paved, pav·ing, paves
1. To cover with a pavement.
2. To cover uniformly, as if with pavement.
3. To be or compose the pavement of.
Idiom:
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.]

pav′er n.

pa·vé

 (pă-vā′, păv′ā)
n.
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.]

pa·vé adj.
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pave

(peɪv)
vb (tr)
1. (Civil Engineering) to cover (a road, path, etc) with a firm surface suitable for travel, as with paving stones or concrete
2. (Civil Engineering) to serve as the material for a pavement or other hard layer: bricks paved the causeway.
3. (often foll by with) to cover with a hard layer (of): shelves paved with marble.
4. to prepare or make easier (esp in the phrase pave the way): to pave the way for future development.
[C14: from Old French paver, from Latin pavīre to ram down]
ˈpaver n

pavé

(ˈpæveɪ)
n
1. (Civil Engineering) a paved surface, esp an uneven one
2. (Jewellery) a style of setting gems so closely that no metal shows
adj
(Jewellery) Also: paveed (of gems) set so closely that no metal shows
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pave

(peɪv)

v.t. paved, pav•ing.
to cover or lay (a road, walk, etc.) with concrete, stones, bricks, or the like, so as to make a firm, level surface.
Idioms:
pave the way for, to prepare the way for; make possible; lead up to.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French paver < Vulgar Latin *pavāre, for Latin pavīre to beat, ram, tread down]
pav′er, n.

pa•vé

(pəˈveɪ, ˈpæv eɪ)

adj.
pertaining to or designating a setting of gemstones, esp. diamonds, placed so close together as to show no metal between them.
[1755–65; < French, past participle of paver. See pave]
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pave


Past participle: paved
Gerund: paving

Imperative
pave
pave
Present
I pave
you pave
he/she/it paves
we pave
you pave
they pave
Preterite
I paved
you paved
he/she/it paved
we paved
you paved
they paved
Present Continuous
I am paving
you are paving
he/she/it is paving
we are paving
you are paving
they are paving
Present Perfect
I have paved
you have paved
he/she/it has paved
we have paved
you have paved
they have paved
Past Continuous
I was paving
you were paving
he/she/it was paving
we were paving
you were paving
they were paving
Past Perfect
I had paved
you had paved
he/she/it had paved
we had paved
you had paved
they had paved
Future
I will pave
you will pave
he/she/it will pave
we will pave
you will pave
they will pave
Future Perfect
I will have paved
you will have paved
he/she/it will have paved
we will have paved
you will have paved
they will have paved
Future Continuous
I will be paving
you will be paving
he/she/it will be paving
we will be paving
you will be paving
they will be paving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been paving
you have been paving
he/she/it has been paving
we have been paving
you have been paving
they have been paving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been paving
you will have been paving
he/she/it will have been paving
we will have been paving
you will have been paving
they will have been paving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been paving
you had been paving
he/she/it had been paving
we had been paving
you had been paving
they had been paving
Conditional
I would pave
you would pave
he/she/it would pave
we would pave
you would pave
they would pave
Past Conditional
I would have paved
you would have paved
he/she/it would have paved
we would have paved
you would have paved
they would have paved
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pave - a setting with precious stones so closely set that no metal shows
mount, setting - a mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place; "the diamond was in a plain gold mount"
Verb1.pave - cover with a material such as stone or concrete to make suitable for vehicle traffic; "pave the roads in the village"
coat, surface - put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate"
cobble, cobblestone - pave with cobblestones
hard surface - cover with asphalt or a similar surface; "hard-surface roads"
causeway - pave a road with cobblestones or pebbles
asphalt - cover with tar or asphalt; "asphalt the driveway"
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pave

verb cover, floor, surface, flag, concrete, tile, tar, asphalt, macadamize The concourse had been paved with concrete.
pave the way for something or someone prepare (the way) for, introduce, herald, usher in, precede, clear the way for, open the way for, lay the foundations for, set the scene for, be the forerunner of, make preparations for, work round to, do the groundwork for It is hoped the meeting will pave the way for peaceful negotiations.
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Translations
يُعَبِّد، يَرْصُف
vydláždit
belægge med fliser
kivetäpäällystää
kikövez
helluleggja, leggja slitlag á
grindinio akmuogrindinysgrįstiišgrįstikloti
bruģēt
vydláždiť
taş döşemek

pave

[peɪv] VT (gen) → pavimentar; (with flagstones) → enlosar; (with stones) → adoquinar, empedrar; (with bricks) → enladrillar
the streets are paved with goldse atan los perros con longaniza
to pave the way for sth/sbpreparar el terreno para algo/algn
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pave

[ˈpeɪv] vt [+ road] → paver, daller
to be paved → être pavé(e)
to pave the way for sth → ouvrir la voie à qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

pave

vtbefestigen (in, with mit); road, path (with stones also) → pflastern; floor (with tiles) → fliesen, mit Fliesen auslegen; (with slabs) → mit Platten auslegen; to pave the way for somebody/something (fig)jdm/einer Sache (dat)den Weg ebnen; where the streets are paved with goldwo die Straßen mit Gold gepflastert sind, wo das Geld auf der Straße liegt; the path to hell is paved with good intentions (prov) → der Weg zur Hölle ist mit guten Vorsätzen gepflastert (prov); the paths are paved in or with purest marbledie Wege sind mit feinstem Marmor ausgelegt
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pave

[peɪv] vt (gen) → lastricare; (road) → pavimentare, lastricare
to pave the way for (fig) (person) → spianare la strada a (changes, reforms) → aprire la via a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

pave

(peiv) verb
to cover (a street, path etc) with (usually large) flat stones, concrete etc to make a flat surface for walking on etc. He wants to pave the garden.
ˈpavement noun
(American ˈsidewalk) a paved surface, especially a paved footpath along the sides of a road for people to walk on.
ˈpaving-stone noun
a large flat stone or piece of concrete used for paving.
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