from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A setting of precious stones placed together so closely that no metal shows: diamonds in pavé.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A paved surface, a pavement (now only in French contexts).
- n. A setting of gemstones such that no metal is visible, especially when the stones are set very close together.
- n. Any of various food items having a rectangular shape.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The pavement.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pavement; a paved road or street; the street.
- n. In jewelers' work, a setting in which the jewels are placed close together like a pavement, showing none of the gold.
French, from past participle of paver, to pave, from Old French; see pave.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French pavé ("pavement"). (Wiktionary)