A road being paved with asphalt.
An example of pave is to put down concrete to smooth a cracked driveway.
transitive verbpaved, pav′ing
- to cover over the surface of (a road, etc.), as with concrete, asphalt, or brick
- to be the top surface or covering of
- to cover closely or thickly; overlay
Origin of paveMiddle English paven from Old French paver from Vulgar Latin an unverified form pavare, for Classical Latin pavire, to ram, beat from Indo-European base an unverified form p?u-, to strike, chop from source Lithuanian piauti, Classical Latin putare, to cut
pave the way (for)
- Archaic pavement
- a setting of jewelry in which the gems are placed close together so that no metal shows
Origin of pavéFr, origin, originally past participle of Old French paver, pave
transitive verbpaved, pav·ing, paves
- To cover with a pavement.
- To cover uniformly, as if with pavement.
- To be or compose the pavement of.
Origin of paveMiddle English paven from Old French paver from Latin pavīre to beat, tread down ; see pau-2 in Indo-European roots.
Origin of paveFrench from past participle of paver to pave from Old French; see pave .
(third-person singular simple present paves, present participle paving, simple past and past participle paved)
From Old French < Vulgar Latin *pavÄre < Latin pavÄ«re, present active infinitive of paviÅ.