pave

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See also: pavé, påve, and pavê

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French paver (to pave, to cover), from Vulgar Latin *pavāre (to beat down, to smash), from Latin pavīre, present active infinitive of paviō (I beat, strike, ram, tread down).

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  • enPR: pāv, IPA(key): /peɪv/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪv

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pave (third-person singular simple present paves, present participle paving, simple past and past participle paved)

  1. (Britain) To cover something with paving slabs.
  2. (Canada, US) To cover with stone, concrete, blacktop or other solid covering, especially to aid travel.
  3. (transitive, figuratively) To pave the way for; to make easy and smooth.
    • Rice Baker-Yeboah, The Animal Pathways 1-2 (page 110)
      After two weeks Miguel began to circulate freely about the city in his truck, albeit with the long, chrome-plated pistol cocked and ready on his lap. It wouldn't be for three more years that Gonzo would tell Miguel about the secret leverage that paved his path to freedom.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Danish pauæ (Old Norse páfi), from Old Saxon pavos (Middle Low German pawes, paves), from Old French papes, from Latin pāpa (father).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /paːvə/, [ˈpʰæːwə]

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pave c (singular definite paven, plural indefinite paver)

  1. pope

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French[edit]

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pave

  1. inflection of paver:
    1. first-person and third-person singular present indicative
    2. first-person and third-person singular present subjunctive
    3. second-person singular imperative

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pavē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of paveō

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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pave m (definite singular paven, indefinite plural paver, definite plural pavene)

  1. pope

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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pave m (definite singular paven, indefinite plural pavar, definite plural pavane)

  1. pope

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