American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or technique of laying pavement.
- n. A pavement.
- n. Material used for pavement.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The laying of floors, streets, etc., with pavement, Pavement.
- v. present participle of pave.
- n. The hard durable surface placed directly atop the ground, as on a street or sidewalk.
- n. Interior pavement, as in a cathedral.
- adj. Pertaining to the material used for pavement, or to the surface itself.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act or process of laying a pavement, or covering some place with a pavement.
- n. A pavement.
- n. the act of applying paving materials to an area
- n. the paved surface of a thoroughfare
- n. material used to pave an area
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“The broken paving is bad enough but, at least for me, this can generally be avoided.”
“Putting the prestige of the Justice Department and the Solicitor General's office behind ending Jim Crow was an important step in paving the way for Brown and Bolling.”
“Just how the election process anneals is a black mystery -- at least, to those people who aren't party to the workings of the 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.”
“This booklet is therefore limited to providing the quarry worker and stone-mason with essential knowledge of the production of stone paving-blocks (also known as paving-setts) and curbstones for use in road surfacing work.”
“At the present time the colonnade in Pall Mall, near Her Majesty's Theater, is being laid with this paving, which is also being extensively used in London and the provinces for roads, tramways, and flooring; the composition is likewise sometimes cast into artistic forms for the ornamentation of buildings, or into slabs for roofing, facing, and other purposes.”
“In the air was the pleasant mingling of the scents of roasting coffee, salt bay-water, and softening tar in the paving, that is native only to San Francisco.”
“A few of the streets have been Europeanised -- in all except the paving, which is everywhere execrably Asiatic -- to suit the tastes of those who have adopted European culture, but the great majority of them still retain much of their ancient character and primitive irregularity.”
“The paving is a little rough in places and exiting the trail usually necessitates a bit of a climb, but all things considered, one could spend hours exploring this tranquil parkland.”
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