to cover or lay (a road, walk, etc.) with concrete, stones, bricks, tiles, wood, or the like, so as to make a firm, level surface.
Southern Louisiana. a paved road.
Idioms about pave
pave the way to / for, to prepare for and facilitate the entrance of; lead up to: His analysis of the college market paved the way for their entry into textbook publishing.
Other definitions for pavé (2 of 2)
Jewelry. a setting of stones placed close together so as to show no metal between them.
Jewelry. in the manner of a pavé; as a pavé: diamonds set pavé.
Also pa·véd, pa·véed . being set pavé: pavé rubies.
- un·paved, adjective
- well-paved, adjective
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How to use pave in a sentence
Exchanging a few flirtatious messages online, though, paves the way for a smooth first date.
And it paves the way for the Fed to begin to extract itself from the massive interventions.
That just about paves the way for an up or down vote in which Democratic support will almost certainly carry the day.
And if the deal paves the way for tax reform, the well-off could likely see some cherished deductions eliminated or capped.Rich Make Out Like Bandits in Fiscal-Cliff Negotiations | Daniel Gross | December 19, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
And honesty, explains Wolfgang, paves the way for the real advocates of traditional marriage to fight and have a voice.Defense of Marriage Act: Obama's Gay Marriage Backfire | Eve Conant, Daniel Stone | February 24, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Thus, tribal organization paves the way for the formation of States, though fixed rulership has not as yet been established.Elements of Folk Psychology | Wilhelm Wundt
This paves the way for the stories of the seventh year which call for some genuine literary interpretation.Literature in the Elementary School | Porter Lander MacClintock
It is always preceded by some milder condition which paves the way for the more serious diarrhea.The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.) | Grant Hague
The nurse who demands of herself that she perceive accurately paves the way for accurate, deft service in her profession.Applied Psychology for Nurses | Mary F. Porter
It paves the way for more repulsive, though more recondite and valuable works.An Essay on Professional Ethics | George Sharswood
British Dictionary definitions for pave (1 of 2)
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 layer: bricks 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
- paver, noun
British Dictionary definitions for pavé (2 of 2)
a paved surface, esp an uneven one
a style of setting gems so closely that no metal shows
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