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MACADAM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does macadam mean? 

MACADAM (noun)
  The noun MACADAM has 2 senses:

1. broken stone used in macadamized roadways
2. a paved surface having compressed layers of broken rocks held together with tar

  Familiarity information: MACADAM used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MACADAM (noun)


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Meaning:

Broken stone used in macadamized roadways

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("macadam" is a kind of...):

paving material (material used for pavement)


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Meaning:

A paved surface having compressed layers of broken rocks held together with tar

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

macadam; tarmac; tarmacadam

Hypernyms ("macadam" is a kind of...):

paved surface (a horizontal surface covered with paving material)


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