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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pav·ing n.
 1. The act or process of laying a pavement, or covering some place with a pavement.
 2. A pavement.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pave v. t. [imp. & p. p. Paved p. pr. & vb. n. Paving.]
 1. To lay or cover with stone, brick, or other material, so as to make a firm, level, or convenient surface for vehicles, 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.
    With silver paved, and all divine with gold.   --Dryden.
    To pave thy realm, and smooth the broken ways.   --Gay.
 2. 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.
    It might open and pave a prepared way to his own title.   --Bacon.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: material used to pave an area [syn: pavement]
      2: the paved surface of a thoroughfare [syn: pavement]
      3: the act of applying paving materials to an area [syn: pavage]