Make progress or development easier, as in Her findings paved the way for developing a new vaccine. This expression alludes to paving a road so it is easier to travel on. [ Late 1500s ]
[pah-vee-ah] /pɑˈvi ɑ/ noun 1. a city in N Italy, S of Milan: Charles V captured Francis I here. /ˈpɑːvɪə/ noun 1. a town in N Italy, in Lombardy: noted for its Roman and medieval remains, including the tomb of St Augustine. Pop: 71 214 (2001) Latin name Ticinum
[pav-id] /ˈpæv ɪd/ adjective 1. timid; afraid; fearful; frightened. /ˈpævɪd/ adjective 1. (rare) fearful; timid
[puh-vil-yuh n] /pəˈvɪl yən/ noun 1. a light, usually open building used for shelter, concerts, exhibits, etc., as in a park or fair. 2. any of a number of separate or attached buildings forming a hospital or the like. 3. Architecture. a projecting element of a façade, used especially at the center or at each […]
noun 1. a pyramidal hip roof.