pavé

[ puh-vey, pav-ey; French pa-vey ]
/ pəˈveɪ, ˈpæv eɪ; French paˈveɪ /
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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
Related formsun·paved, adjectivewell-paved, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unpaved (1 of 3)

unpaved

/ (ʌnˈpaɪvd) /

adjective

not covered in paving

British Dictionary definitions for unpaved (2 of 3)

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 Formspaver, noun

Word Origin for pave

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

British Dictionary definitions for unpaved (3 of 3)

pavé

/ (ˈpæveɪ) /

noun

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