Definitions of paving
  1. noun
    the act of applying paving materials to an area
    synonyms: pavage
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    type of:
    application, coating, covering
    the work of applying something
  2. noun
    the paved surface of a thoroughfare
    synonyms: pavement
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    the side of a sidewalk that is bordered by a curb
    type of:
    paved surface
    a level horizontal surface covered with paving material
  3. noun
    material used to pave an area
    synonyms: pavement, paving material
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    mixed asphalt and crushed gravel or sand; used especially for paving but also for roofing
    a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water
    blacktop, blacktopping
    a black bituminous material used for paving roads or other areas; usually spread over crushed rock
    broken stone used in macadamized roadways
    tarmac, tarmacadam
    a paving material of tar and broken stone; mixed in a factory and shaped during paving
    concrete pavement is sometimes referred to as cement
    ferroconcrete, reinforced concrete
    concrete with metal and/or mesh added to provide extra support against stresses
    type of:
    artefact, artifact
    a man-made object taken as a whole
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