What does pave mean?

Definitions for pavepəˈveɪ, ˈpæv eɪ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word pave.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pave(verb)

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

  2. pave(verb)

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

    "pave the roads in the village"


  1. pave(Verb)

    To cover something with paving slabs

  2. pave(Verb)

    To cover with stone, concrete, blacktop or other covering to make a road for vehicles

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pave(noun)

    the pavement

  2. Pave(verb)

    to lay or cover with stone, brick, or other material, so as to make a firm, level, or convenient surface for horses, carriages, or persons on foot, to travel on; to floor with brick, stone, or other solid material; as, to pave a street; to pave a court

  3. Pave(verb)

    fig.: To make smooth, easy, and safe; to prepare, as a path or way; as, to pave the way to promotion; to pave the way for an enterprise

  4. Origin: [F., from paver to pave. See Pave.]


  1. PAVE

    The word PAVE is a U.S. Air Force program identifier relating to electronic systems. In the original system, used in the helicopters PAVE Low and PAVE Hawk it was an acronym for Precision Avionics Vectoring Equipment. In later years the use of PAVE as a prefix identifier came to be used for a wide range of different programs, and various newer meanings for the original acronym have been proposed.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pave

    pāv, v.t. to lay down stone, &c., to form a level surface for walking on: to prepare, as a way or passage: to make easy and smooth in any way.—ns. Pā′vage, Pā′viage, money paid towards paving streets.—adj. Pāved—also Pā′ven.—ns. Pave′ment, a paved road, floor, or side-walk, or that with which it is paved; Pā′ver, Pā′vier, Pā′vior, Pā′viour, one who lays pavements; Pā′ving, the act of laying pavement: pavement.—adj. employed or spent for paving.—Pave the way, to prepare the way for. [Fr. paver—L. pavīre, to beat hard; cog. with Gr. paiein, to beat.]

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  1. PAVÉ

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pave in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pave in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chung Sun-sup:

    The promotion of young executives should pave the way for the future of the junior Chung.

  2. Martha Serra:

    This is an opportunity for Cubans of all walks of life to come together and pave a new way forward.

  3. Jaffar Husseini:

    Today will witness the launch of some tactical operations that pave the way to the eventual liberation of Ramadi.

  4. Mohammad Israr Madni:

    I want to reach every madrassa, every mosque, to convince (Muslim scholars) and pave the way for awareness among people.

  5. Mohammad Ali Ahmadi:

    Now we are working to transfer these 19 people to Kabul safely and efforts are on to pave the way for 12 others to get free soon.

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