pav·​ing | \ ˈpā-viŋ How to pronounce paving (audio) \

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The driveway was covered with concrete paving. They had to break up the paving to lay a new gas line.
Recent Examples on the Web Hart Plaza reflects a mid-century concept for major plazas — some fancy paving and sculpture but mostly big, windswept, and empty. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit, for a good walkable downtown, sweat the fine details, not the big stuff," 11 Nov. 2019 Work on the road sections begins with an intermediate paving. Linda Gandee/special To, cleveland, "Rocky River updates huge Hilliard Boulevard improvement project," 1 Oct. 2019 An estimator for Burton Scot sent Ewais a bid that stated the paving project would cost about $49,000, according to the plea agreement and statements in court. Eric Heisig, cleveland, "Former city of Cleveland engineer sentenced for extorting contractor on private paving job," 4 Nov. 2019 The paving portion of the project is currently more than two-thirds complete, according to ODOT. oregonlive, "Portland metro Monday traffic: Second westbound lane opens on damaged Going Street Bridge," 16 Sep. 2019 The airport chose September 7 to 27 to close it to avoid busy summer and year-end holiday travel seasons and make sure the weather was dry, which is necessary for asphalt paving. Mallory Moench,, "SFO runway construction: Questions and answers," 13 Sep. 2019 In the coming weeks, Coan expects Google Fiber restoration and regular paving work to be done on roads in the Upper Highlands, Belknap and Deer Park neighborhoods. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, "Repairs underway on roads left damaged after Google Fiber's exit from Louisville," 28 Aug. 2019 In the rear, that blooms into an extensive perennial garden, again with brick paving and scores of boxwood to shape flower beds. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "$1.1M Birmingham home is a 'secluded haven' on unusual lot," 22 June 2019 Upon completion of the final paving, the remaining work includes: pavement markings, guide rails and landscaping., "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 9 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of paving

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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30 Nov 2019

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“Paving.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 11 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of paving

: material (such as stone, tar, or concrete) that is used to form the hard surface of a road, driveway, etc.
: the hard surface of a road, driveway, etc.


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