Pave

Pave

(pv), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Paved (pvd); p. pr. & vb. n. Paving.] [F. paver to pave, LL. pavare, from L. pavire to beat, ram, or tread down; cf. Gr. pai`ein to beat, strike.] 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.
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With silver paved, and all divine with gold.
Dryden.
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To pave thy realm, and smooth the broken ways.
Gay.
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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.
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It might open and pave a prepared way to his own title.
Bacon.
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