pavé

[ puh-vey, pav-ey; French pa-vey ]
/ pəˈveɪ, ˈpæv eɪ; French paˈveɪ /

noun, plural pa·vés [puh-veyz, pav-eyz; French pa-vey] /pəˈveɪz, ˈpæv eɪz; French paˈveɪ/.

a pavement.
Jewelry. a setting of stones placed close together so as to show no metal between them.

adverb

Jewelry. in the manner of a pavé; as a pavé: diamonds set pavé.

adjective

Also pa·véd, pa·véed. being set pavé: pavé rubies.

Origin of pavé

1755–65; < French, past participle of paver. See pave

OTHER WORDS FROM pavé

un·paved, adjectivewell-paved, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pavé (1 of 2)

pavé
/ (ˈpæveɪ) /

noun

a paved surface, esp an uneven one
a style of setting gems so closely that no metal shows

British Dictionary definitions for pavé (2 of 2)

pave
/ (peɪv) /

verb (tr)

to cover (a road, path, etc) with a firm surface suitable for travel, as with paving stones or concrete
to serve as the material for a pavement or other hard layerbricks paved the causeway
(often foll by with) to cover with a hard layer (of)shelves paved with marble
to prepare or make easier (esp in the phrase pave the way)to pave the way for future development

Derived forms of pave

paver, noun

Word Origin for pave

C14: from Old French paver, from Latin pavīre to ram down
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