Definition for paving (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), paved, pav·ing.
Origin of pave
Examples from the Web for paving
For us, WoodRocket is paving the way for creating a place you can come to—and come at—and stay and be entertained.Inside the Greatest Porn Parody Factory: From ‘Game of Bones’ to ‘The Humper Games’|Gabriella Paiella|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In October 2013, the Portuguese police reopened the case in Portugal, paving the way for further investigations by Scotland Yard.
In effect, the paving “stones” would be electricity-generating solar panels.
As you walk through the Maidan, you notice parts of the ground that normally would be covered in paving stones are bare.
This emotional bomb is dropped early in the episode, paving the way for the upcoming nukes.The Bloated ‘HIMYM’ Finale Ends Exactly Where We Knew It Would|Amy Zimmerman|April 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some slipped and fell upon the rough and icy stones of the paving in the court.The Captain of the Janizaries|James M. Ludlow
Thus brick is always to be charged the same without regard to whether it is for fire, building or paving purposes.Railroads: Rates and Regulations|William Z. Ripley
"The Awakening of Spring" is one of the great forces of modern times that is paving the way for the birth of a free race.The Social Significance of the Modern Drama|Emma Goldman
In Brooklyn the first three-story brick houses were built and the paving of streets was begun.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year|Edwin Emerson
I will send Paolo with the next opportunity to help in the paving.Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster|F. Marion Crawford
British Dictionary definitions for paving (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for paving (2 of 3)
Word Origin for pave
British Dictionary definitions for paving (3 of 3)
Word Origin and History for paving
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.