Definitions

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  • adj. Not having a hard, impervious surface; not paved

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not paved; not furnished with a pavement.
  • adj. Castrated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not paved; not covered with stone.
  • Castrated; gelded.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not having a paved surface

Etymologies

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Examples

  • They stood, without any respect for regularity, on each side of a straggling kind of unpaved street, where children, almost in a primitive state of nakedness, lay sprawling, as if to be crushed by the hoofs of the first passing horse.

    The Waverley

  • They stood, without any respect for regularity, on each side of & straggling kind of unpaved street, where children, almost in a primitive state of nakedness, lay sprawling, as if to be crushed by the hoofs of the first passing horse.

    Waverley: or, 'Tis sixty years since

  • a straggling kind of unpaved street, where children, almost in a primitive state of nakedness, lay sprawling, as if to be crushed by the hoofs of the first passing horse.

    Waverley

  • There's also dust, because the cars are driving over mostly unpaved roads.

    Nathan Schneider: The Kabul Scarf: A New Year Reflection On The War In Afghanistan

  • In suburban Bedford, N.Y., where the privacy of an unpaved road is mark of prestige, the best way to gawk at the homes of the rich and famous is on horseback.

    Homes by Horseback

  • Dirt streaks on cars—a result of living on prestigious unpaved roads—are a status symbol.

    Saddling Up to See Where the Wealthy Live

  • Organized military units traveled unpaved desert roads and stretched out along an expanded front line, while rebel volunteers continued to work primarily along the paved main highway.

    On the Rebel Line, Frustration Prevails

  • "There are more hotels than schools here," I was told last week during a lightning visit to Juba as we bumped along the city's unpaved roads, where 4x4s weave like dodgem cars to avoid pot holes filled with rainwater.

    South Sudan's capital idea | Mark Tran

  • As he walked along the unpaved road that led from Adarak, he recalled vividly the first time he had ever seen this place.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire

  • Coming from the perspective that there's nowhere to go but up, O'Brien reasons that this dusty, unpaved alley in industrial Van Nuys has nothing to lose from the renaming.

    Conan O'Brien Wants A Street Named After Him

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