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PAVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pave mean? 

PAVE (noun)
  The noun PAVE has 1 sense:

1. a setting with precious stones so closely set that no metal shows

  Familiarity information: PAVE used as a noun is very rare.


PAVE (verb)
  The verb PAVE has 1 sense:

1. cover with a material such as stone or concrete to make suitable for vehicle traffic

  Familiarity information: PAVE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PAVE (noun)


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Meaning:

A setting with precious stones so closely set that no metal shows

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

mount; setting (a mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place)


PAVE (verb)


Sense 1pave [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cover with a material such as stone or concrete to make suitable for vehicle traffic

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

pave the roads in the village

Hypernyms (to "pave" is one way to...):

coat; surface (put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pave"):

cobble (pave with cobblestones)

hard surface (cover with asphalt or a similar surface)

causeway (pave a road with cobblestones or pebbles)

asphalt (cover with tar or asphalt)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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