Crossword clues for pave
- Smooth, in a way
- Cobble, e.g.
- Flatten, in a way
- A setting with precious stones so closely set that no metal shows
- Cover a way, in a way
- Prepare (the way) for
- Do some road work
- Do the walk
- A jewelry setting
- Lay down asphalt
- Do a road job
- Prepare the way
- Tar a road
- Work on potholes
- Cover a road surface
- Apply asphalt
- Do some tarring
- Lay concrete
- Surface a road
- Diamond setting
- Cover firmly and solidly
- Make way for
- ___ the way (prepare)
- Apply blacktop
- Prepare, as the way
- Make way?
- Smooth, as a road
- Do road work
- Smooth the way
- ___ the way
- ___ the way (lead)
- Make a road
- Cover a road
- Cobble, for example
- Cover the driveway
- Smooth, as a drive
- Tar, maybe
- Finish a drive?
- Smooth over
- Do roadwork
- Work on the street
- Macadamize, e.g.
- Put blacktop on
- Smooth, as the way
- Asphalt, e.g.
- Cover, in a way
- Drive off the top?
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Pave \Pave\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Paved; p. pr. & vb. n. Paving.] [F. paver to pave, LL. pavare, from L. pavire to beat, ram, or tread down; cf. Gr. ? to beat, strike.]
To lay or cover with stone, brick, or other material, so as to make a firm, level, or convenient surface for horses, carriages, or persons on foot, to travel on; to floor with brick, stone, or other solid material; as, to pave a street; to pave a court.
With silver paved, and all divine with gold.
To pave thy realm, and smooth the broken ways.
Fig.: To make smooth, easy, and safe; to prepare, as a path or way; as, to pave the way to promotion; to pave the way for an enterprise.
It might open and pave a prepared way to his own title.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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" (cognates: 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.
vb. 1 (context British English) To cover something with paving slabs. 2 (context Canada US English) To cover with stone, concrete, blacktop or other solid covering, especially to aid travel.
n. 1 A paved surface, a pavement (now only in French contexts). 2 A setting of gemstones such that no metal is visible, especially when the stones are set very close together. 3 Any of various food items having a rectangular shape.
n. a setting with precious stones so closely set that no metal shows
v. cover with a material such as stone or concrete to make suitable for vehicle traffic; "pave the roads in the village"
Pave may refer to:
- Pavement (disambiguation)
- Stonesetting method
- Pavé (road surface)
- Pave Maijanen, a Finnish musician
- Zaspal Pave, Croatian folk song
Paves may refer to:
- Paves, Lombard troubadour (poet) of the first half of the thirteenth century
- Ken Pavés, a hair stylist known for his work with a variety of high profile clients
PAVE may refer to:
- PAVE, a United States military electronic system
- Venetie Airport (ICAO location indicator: PAVE), in Venetie, Alaska, United States
Pavé may refer to:
- A cut of rump beef
Usage examples of "pave".
The middle part of the road was raised into a terrace which commanded the adjacent country, consisted of several strata of sand, gravel, and cement, and was paved with large stones, or, in some places near the capital, with granite.
Where, a second earlier, there had been a squad of InfiniDim Enterprises executives with a rocket launcher standing on an elegant terraced plaza paved with large slabs of lustrous stone cut from the ancient alabastrum quarries of Zentalquabula there was now, instead, a bit of a pit with nasty bits in it.
We covered the six kilometers in ten minutes and turned off the saltway onto a paved ramp that led through a cluster of homes -- white stone this time, not adobe -- and then Alem and the other man furled the sail and pedaled the windcycle slowly along the cobblestone street that ran between the homes and the canal-river.
Spilled coals were scattered across the paving slabs and atop the rumpled velvet, burning holes in the rich pile, and the glass alembic was now a jagged splash of greenish shards.
But as they left the beautifully landscaped road that had carried them from the airport to the city and turned off into the urban residential district he saw that the splendor was, unsurprisingly, a fraud of the usual Alvarado kind: the avenues had been paved, all right, but they were reverting to nature again, cracking and upheaving as the swelling roots of the bombacho trees and the candelero palms that had been planted down the central dividers ripped them apart.
It happened to be the Gayatri mantra, that most sublime of all verses, the sloka that paved the way for all auspicious beginnings.
The city previously leased Bicentennial to promoter Ralph Sanchez, who paved it for a Grand Prix.
I passed in under an archway, leading Bor into a paved place enclosed by outbuildings and lit with torches.
Striking through the foliage of the yews and hollies, it spread upon the path and upon the paved space of the Bosquet, a flowered carpet in which the flowers were moonlight upon a groundwork of shadow.
They passed the filteration plant, the city mule barns, and then Bowie turned back east and presently they were on a paved, residential street.
Hauling the cases himself, Bugget fell in behind the rest as they marched up the paved road to the bottling plant.
The streets are not wide, they are paved with cabbles, omnibuses rattle over these, in some streets your life is imperilled by steam trams, in others you find great comfort in the cable or electric trams.
As for the bridges, churches, the arsenal, the exchange, the town hall, the twelve town gates, and the rest, I could not take pleasure in a town where the streets are not paved, and where a public promenade is conspicuous by its absence.
The other trader flung himself sideways, cowering on the paving stones.
Festival Committee, the group who first had the idea of paving Saturn with hot-hydrogen balloons -- but over the course of a complete diurn, almost forty thousand seconds, a pattern begins to emerge.