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

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Examples of paving in a Sentence

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 The board also approved seeking bids on several projects, including asphalt/paving at El Camino Creek and the Farm Lab, awnings at Flora Vista, exterior painting at Olivenhain Pioneer, and a kitchen upgrade at Mission Estancia. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Oct. 2021 New Hampshire State Police Colonel Nathan Noyes said Sherrill was working at the site of an overnight paving project when the crash occurred., 31 Oct. 2021 Gallego presided over the meeting and discussed everything from transportation funding, street paving, COVID and other topics all while wearing a No. 34 navy green Bucks jersey of the NBA Finals MVP. Christopher Kuhagen, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 Sep. 2021 Overnight street paving will close Southwest Naito Parkway in both directions 8 p.m. oregonlive, 27 Aug. 2021 Those unhappy residents collectively offered to pay the city $6,000 for the paving of their block. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Sep. 2021 The poorest neighborhoods deserve street-paving and roadwork, just like more affluent communities, Scales said. al, 21 Aug. 2021 The largest line item, according to the city, is for $78 million in paving and street repairs. oregonlive, 18 May 2021 The purpose of these requests ranges from sewer line repairs and road paving to crane work and installing 5G boxes. Kayla Dwyer, The Indianapolis Star, 29 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of paving

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Paving.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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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. : pavement


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