Meaning of ASPHALT in English

ASPHALT

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

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.