|Origin:||paver, from Latin pavire 'to hit, press down with the foot'|
pave [transitive usually passive]
to cover a path, road, area etc with a hard level surface such as blocks of stone or concrete
The city centre streets are paved with dark local stone.
a paved courtyard
to make a later event or development possible by producing the right conditions:
The Supreme Court decision paved the way for further legislation on civil rights.
used to say that it is easy to become rich quickly in a particular place