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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ASPHALT'
ASPHALT'IC, a. Pertaining to asphalt, or containing it; bituminous.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: mixed asphalt and crushed gravel or sand; used especially for paving but also for roofing
2: a dark bituminous substance found in natural beds and as residue from petroleum distillation; consists mainly of hydrocarbons [syn: asphalt, mineral pitch] v
1: cover with tar or asphalt; "asphalt the driveway"

Merriam Webster's

I. noun also asphaltum Etymology: Middle English aspalt, from Late Latin aspaltus, from Greek asphaltos Date: 14th century 1. a dark bituminous substance that is found in natural beds and is also obtained as a residue in petroleum refining and that consists chiefly of hydrocarbons 2. an asphaltic composition used for pavements and as a waterproof cement asphaltic adjective II. transitive verb Date: circa 1859 to cover with asphalt ; pave 1

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a dark bituminous pitch occurring naturally or made from petroleum. 2 a mixture of this with sand, gravel, etc., for surfacing roads etc. --v.tr. surface with asphalt. Derivatives: asphalter n. asphaltic adj. Etymology: ME, ult. f. LL asphalton, -um, f. Gk asphalton

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Asphalt As"phalt, Asphaltum As*phal"tum, n. [Gr. ?, of eastern origin: cf. F. asphalte.] 1. Mineral pitch, Jews' pitch, or compact native bitumen. It is brittle, of a black or brown color and high luster on a surface of fracture; it melts and burns when heated, leaving no residue. It occurs on the surface and shores of the Dead Sea, which is therefore called Asphaltites, or the Asphaltic Lake. It is found also in many parts of Asia, Europe, and America. See Bitumen. 2. A composition of bitumen, pitch, lime, and gravel, used for forming pavements, and as a water-proof cement for bridges, roofs, etc.; asphaltic cement. Artificial asphalt is prepared from coal tar, lime, sand, etc. Asphalt stone, Asphalt rock, a limestone found impregnated with asphalt.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Asphalt As"phalt, v. t. To cover with asphalt; as, to asphalt a roof; asphalted streets.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Asphalt is a black substance used to make the surfaces of things such as roads and playgrounds. = tarmac N-UNCOUNT: oft N n

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

as'-falt. See SLIME.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n.; (also asphaltum) Native bitumen, mineral pitch, Jew's pitch.

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