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 Another 116 miles of natural unpaved trails also weave across the city. Bruce Selcraig, ExpressNews.com, "The pandemic made him walk, and now he knows every mile of San Antonio’s trails," 14 Oct. 2020 Most of the roads are unpaved and difficult to navigate. Kate Morrissey, San Diego Union-Tribune, "A legitimate fear of death doesn’t always matter in the US asylum system," 11 Oct. 2020 The Scar, however, is unpaved with a stunningly steep grade. Douglas C. Towne, azcentral, "Giant Caterpillars once crawled up the White Tank Mountains," 11 June 2020 In a place where most of the roads are unpaved gravel riddled with divots and bumps, a lot of cars become Beaver Island cars after a time. John Carlisle, Freep.com, "On remote Beaver Island, small-town life is preserved," 21 Aug. 2020 Streets were unpaved, and in many yards, the only source of water was a single spigot. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Suffragist With a Passion for Saving Charleston’s Historic Architecture," 23 Mar. 2020 Because the house is situated close to a busy road, its driveway is steep and unpaved. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "Susan B. Anthony’s Childhood Home Is Getting Renovated," 30 Jan. 2020 To do so on the unpaved sections would be a death-wish, with washouts surprising you around bends and jagged rocks jutting up from the packed earth. Sara B. Franklin, Travel + Leisure, "This Tiny Maine Island Is 12 Square Miles of Solitude," 7 Aug. 2020 Sarah Ball, 18, was a passenger in the vehicle that drove off the unpaved road in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in Boulder County shortly before 3 a.m. June 12, 2016. James Anderson, Star Tribune, "Appeals panel rejects suit over abandoned mine shaft death," 4 Aug. 2020

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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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21 Oct 2020

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“Unpaved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpaved. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unpaved

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

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