What does macadam mean?

Definitions for macadamməˈkæd əm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. macadam(noun)

    broken stone used in macadamized roadways

  2. tarmacadam, tarmac, macadam(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. macadam(Noun)

    The surface of a road consisting of layers of crushed stone (usually tar-coated for modern traffic).

  2. macadam(Noun)

    Any road or street

  3. Origin: Named after John Loudon McAdam, who invented the process of macadamization.

Freebase

  1. Macadam

    Macadam is a type of road construction pioneered by Scottish engineer John Loudon McAdam in around 1820. The method simplified what had been considered state of the art at that point. Single-sized aggregate layers of small stones, with a coating of binder as a cementing agent, are mixed in an open-structured roadway.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of macadam in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of macadam in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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