Definitions

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.

Etymologies

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)

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