Pave

Definition of Pave

Pronunciation: pāv
n.1.The pavement.
Nymphe du pavé
a prostitute who solicits in the street; a streetwalker.
v. t.1.To lay or cover with stone, brick, or other material, so as to make a firm, level, or convenient surface for vehicles, horses, carriages, or persons on foot, to travel on; to floor with brick, stone, or other solid material; as, to pave a street; to pave a court.
[imp. & p. p. Paved (pāvd); p. pr. & vb. n. Paving.]
With silver paved, and all divine with gold.
- Dryden.
To pave thy realm, and smooth the broken ways.
- Gay.
2.Fig.: To make smooth, easy, and safe; to prepare, as a path or way; as, to pave the way to promotion; to pave the way for an enterprise.
It might open and pave a prepared way to his own title.
- Bacon.

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asphalt, blacktop, carpet, causeway, cement, cobblestone, concrete, cover, ease, facilitate, flag, floor, metal, pebble, surface, tar, tarmac, tile
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