Topic: ROADS

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: paver, from Latin pavire 'to hit, press down with the foot'


pave [transitive usually passive]
1TTRTBC to cover a path, road, area etc with a hard level surface such as blocks of stone or concrete
pave with
The city centre streets are paved with dark local stone.
a paved courtyard

pave the way for something

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.

the streets are paved with gold

used to say that it is easy to become rich quickly in a particular place

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