Pave
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.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

With silver paved, and all divine with gold. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

To pave thy realm, and smooth the broken ways. --Gay. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

It might open and pave a prepared way to his own title. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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