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

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 Incumbent Joe LaCava, who represents north coastal neighborhoods in District 1, is facing one challenger: Crown Point resident Anthony Olmo, a government contractor criticizing the city on public safety, street paving and small business aid. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Oct. 2023 That includes a large increase in funding for street paving: $15 million, a $2.5 million increase from fiscal 2023. Greg Garrison | , al, 16 May 2023 The mayor pegged $26 million for street paving, nearly $5 million for traffic signal rebuilds, $3 million for sidewalk repairs and $1 million for alley paving. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, 27 Apr. 2023 In a rainstorm, water instantly washes off regular paving and flows untreated into storm drains. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 7 July 2023 Crews will be performing both concrete and asphalt paving and might close lanes and ramps. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, 19 Aug. 2023 Road Superintendent Jeff Crowder said asphalt paving has a life of 15 to 20 years. Tom Sissom, Arkansas Online, 30 June 2023 Related: Mobile City Council looks to extend penny sales tax and Capital Improvement Program The vote also increases the annual amount that goes to each of the seven council districts to address drainage, road paving, and other capital projects. John Sharp |, al, 1 Aug. 2023 Chip and seal paving is an application of asphalt followed with an aggregate cover. Tom Sissom, Arkansas Online, 30 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of paving was in the 15th century

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“Paving.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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