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pave / pāv/ • v. [tr.] (often be paved with) cover (a piece of ground) with concrete, asphalt, stones, or bricks; lay paving over: the yard at the front was paved with flagstones | [as adj.] (paved) chrysanthemums provide a cheerful border for the paved area | fig. the streets of the big city are not paved with gold. PHRASES: pave the way for create the circumstances to enable (something) to happen or be done: the proposals will pave the way for a speedy resolution to the problem.DERIVATIVES: pav·er n.

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pave XIV. — (O)F. paver, prob. back-formation from †pavement (whence pavement XIII) — L. pavīmentum beaten or rammed floor, f. pavīre beat down, ram.
So paviour XV. Earlier pavier, alt. of paver — (O)F. paveur; see -OUR1, -IER1.

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pave. To lay a surface underfoot with bricks, paving-stones, tiles, etc. Pavé consists of small blocks of stone in regular patterns to form a paved surface, common in Northern France and Belgium.

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pavé French; sweet or savoury cold dish made in a square or rectangular mould.

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pavé •pavé • névé • corvée • duvet •champlevé • survey

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