A road being paved with asphalt.
An example of pave is to put down concrete to smooth a cracked driveway.
- 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)
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 pav&imacron;re, 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.