Meaning of ASPHALT in English


n. & v.


1. a dark bituminous pitch occurring naturally or made from petroleum.

2 a mixture of this with sand, gravel, etc., for surfacing roads etc. surface with asphalt.


asphalter n. asphaltic adj.

Etymology: ME, ult. f. LL asphalton, -um, f. Gk asphalton

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.