Asphalt meaning

ăs'fôlt'
This material mixed with crushed stone gravel or sand, used for paving or roofing.
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The definition of asphalt is a black or brown, tar-like substance that is used to cover roadways and is usually mixed with gravel.

Blacktop on your driveway is an example of asphalt.

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A brownish-black solid or semisolid material consisting of bitumens obtained from native deposits or as a petroleum byproduct and used in paving, roofing, and waterproofing.
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To pave or coat with asphalt.
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A brown or black, tarlike, bituminous substance that consists mainly of hydrocarbons, found in large flat beds or made by refining petroleum.
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A mixture of this with sand or gravel, for cementing, paving, roofing, etc.
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To pave, roof, etc. with asphalt.
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A thick, sticky, dark-brown mixture of petroleum tars used in paving, roofing, and waterproofing. Asphalt is produced as a byproduct in refining petroleum or is found in natural beds.
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A sticky, black and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid, composed almost entirely of bitumen, that is present in most crude petroleums and in some natural deposits.
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Asphalt concrete, a hard ground covering used for roads and walkways.
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To pave with asphalt.
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Origin of asphalt

  • Middle English aspalt from Medieval Latin asphaltus from Greek asphaltos
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Late Latin asphaltum, from Ancient Greek ἄσφαλτος (ásphaltos, “asphalt, bitumen”).
    From Wiktionary