1. To lay or cover with stone, brick, or other material, so as to make a firm, level, or convenient surface for horses, carriages, or persons on foot, to travel on; to floor with brick, stone, or other solid material; as, to pave a street; to pave a court.
"With silver paved, and all divine with gold." -- Dryden.
"To pave thy realm, and smooth the broken ways." -- Gay.
2. Fig.: To make smooth, easy, and safe; to prepare, as a path or way; as, to pave the way to promotion; to pave the way for an enterprise.
"It might open and pave a prepared way to his own title." -- Bacon.