verb (used with object), paved, pav·ing.
Origin of pave
Definition for pave (2 of 2)
noun, plural pa·vés [puh-veyz, pav-eyz; French pa-vey] /pəˈveɪz, ˈpæv eɪz; French paˈveɪ/.
Origin of pavé
Examples from the Web for pave
This is a time of transition, but I am excited to work with our team—both new and old alike—as we pave a new way forward.Facebook Prince Purges The New Republic: Inside the Destruction of a 100-Year-Old Magazine|Lloyd Grove|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Taylor Swift just used a calculated business decision, cloaked in artistic integrity, to pave the way for a digital music war.Taylor Swift Dumps Spotify, Igniting Turf War Between Spotify and Apple|Dale Eisinger|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In contrast, a successful outcome on the nuclear issue could pave the way for progress on other issues of concern with Iran.
Maybe the boys in France and Wales will pave the way for this change.Skirts Should Be a Normal Choice…for Both Women and Men|Erin Cunningham|May 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The first in the room, to knock down the door, to break down the barriers, to pave the road that we all walk on.Barbara Walters’s Final ‘The View’: A Tearful Farewell Befitting an Icon|Kevin Fallon|May 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It would be all the easier to pave the way towards a friendship between Philip and him, by-and-by.
Staggering out again blind and roasting, he fell on the pave, and was carried off, but with the purse intact.The Prince of India, Volume II|Lew. Wallace
Such a child will resist infection and throw off the minor troubles that pave the way for serious sickness.The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)|W. Grant Hague
In the garden, especially, "it might be said that they had tried to pave the walks with broken glass."The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 3 (of 6)|Hippolyte A. Taine
He then goes to the shop, and makes a few trifling purchases, just to pave his way.The Sharper Detected and Exposed|Jean-Eugne Robert-Houdin
British Dictionary definitions for pave (1 of 2)
Word Origin for pave
British Dictionary definitions for pave (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for pave
early 14c., "to cover (a street) with stones or other material," from Old French paver "to pave" (12c.), perhaps a back-formation from Old French pavement or else from Vulgar Latin *pavare, from Latin pavire "to beat, ram, tread down," from PIE *pau- "to cut, strike, stamp" (cf. Latin putare "to prune;" Greek paiein "to strike;" Lithuanian piauju "to cut," piuklas "saw"). Related: Paved; paving. The figurative sense of "make smooth" (as in pave the way) is attested from 1580s.