unpaved

adjective
un·​paved | \ ˌən-ˈpāvd How to pronounce unpaved (audio) \

Definition of unpaved

: not covered with a firm, level surface of asphalt, concrete, etc. : not paved an unpaved road

Examples of unpaved in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In adjoining Jones County, schools canceled classes Thursday as floodwaters submerged some roads and left some unpaved roads impassable. Jay Reeves, chicagotribune.com, 7 Oct. 2021 In adjoining Jones County, schools canceled classes Thursday as floodwaters submerged some roads and left some unpaved roads impassable. Jay Reeves, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Oct. 2021 On the rocky, unpaved roads, women float by in blue burqas that cover them from head to toe. Washington Post, 5 Oct. 2021 The TrailSport uses Honda's i-VTM4 torque-vectoring all-wheel drive and Intelligent Traction Management systems to tackle unpaved roads. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 22 Sep. 2021 Survivors had to fight their way out in a blizzard across 78 miles of unpaved roads. BostonGlobe.com, 17 Sep. 2021 Some paved sidewalks are near the parking lot, while other unpaved trails should be flat enough for mobility aids. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, 11 June 2021 Moreno noted that the streets survey also will include 60 miles of unpaved dirt roads, most of which are located south of state Route 94. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Sep. 2021 Dozens of miles of unpaved forest roads also exist for Jeeps and other high-clearance, four-wheel-drive vehicles. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, 29 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of unpaved

circa 1533, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unpaved was circa 1533

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10 Oct 2021

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“Unpaved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpaved. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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unpaved

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unpaved

: not covered with a hard, smooth surface : not paved

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