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You could cover the whole earth with asphalt, but sooner or later green grass would break through.
Ilya Ehrenburg

Meaning of "asphalt" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ASPHALT

From Late Latin aspaltus, from Greek asphaltos, probably from a-1 + sphallein to cause to fall; referring to its use as a binding agent.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ASPHALT

asphalt  [ˈæsfælt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ASPHALT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Asphalt is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb asphalt in English.

WHAT DOES ASPHALT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

asphalt

Asphalt

Asphalt, also known as bitumen, is a sticky, black and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum. It may be found in natural deposits or may be a refined product; it is a substance classed as a pitch. Until the 20th century, the term asphaltum was also used. The primary use of asphalt/bitumen is in road construction, where it is used as the glue or binder mixed with aggregate particles to create asphalt concrete. Its other main uses are for bituminous waterproofing products, including production of roofing felt and for sealing flat roofs. The terms asphalt and bitumen are often used interchangeably to mean both natural and manufactured forms of the substance. In American English, asphalt is the carefully refined residue from the distillation process of selected crude oils. Outside the United States, the product is often called bitumen. Geological terminology often prefers the term bitumen. Common usage often refers to various forms of asphalt/bitumen as "tar", such as at the La Brea Tar Pits. Another term, mostly archaic, refers to asphalt/bitumen as "pitch".

Definition of asphalt in the English dictionary

The first definition of asphalt in the dictionary is any of several black semisolid substances composed of bitumen and inert mineral matter. They occur naturally in parts of America and as a residue from petroleum distillation: used as a waterproofing material and in paints, dielectrics, and fungicides. Other definition of asphalt is a mixture of this substance with gravel, used in road-surfacing and roofing materials. Asphalt is also containing or surfaced with asphalt.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO ASPHALT

PRESENT

Present
I asphalt
you asphalt
he/she/it asphalts
we asphalt
you asphalt
they asphalt
Present continuous
I am asphalting
you are asphalting
he/she/it is asphalting
we are asphalting
you are asphalting
they are asphalting
Present perfect
I have asphalted
you have asphalted
he/she/it has asphalted
we have asphalted
you have asphalted
they have asphalted
Present perfect continuous
I have been asphalting
you have been asphalting
he/she/it has been asphalting
we have been asphalting
you have been asphalting
they have been asphalting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I asphalted
you asphalted
he/she/it asphalted
we asphalted
you asphalted
they asphalted
Past continuous
I was asphalting
you were asphalting
he/she/it was asphalting
we were asphalting
you were asphalting
they were asphalting
Past perfect
I had asphalted
you had asphalted
he/she/it had asphalted
we had asphalted
you had asphalted
they had asphalted
Past perfect continuous
I had been asphalting
you had been asphalting
he/she/it had been asphalting
we had been asphalting
you had been asphalting
they had been asphalting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will asphalt
you will asphalt
he/she/it will asphalt
we will asphalt
you will asphalt
they will asphalt
Future continuous
I will be asphalting
you will be asphalting
he/she/it will be asphalting
we will be asphalting
you will be asphalting
they will be asphalting
Future perfect
I will have asphalted
you will have asphalted
he/she/it will have asphalted
we will have asphalted
you will have asphalted
they will have asphalted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been asphalting
you will have been asphalting
he/she/it will have been asphalting
we will have been asphalting
you will have been asphalting
they will have been asphalting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would asphalt
you would asphalt
he/she/it would asphalt
we would asphalt
you would asphalt
they would asphalt
Conditional continuous
I would be asphalting
you would be asphalting
he/she/it would be asphalting
we would be asphalting
you would be asphalting
they would be asphalting
Conditional perfect
I would have asphalt
you would have asphalt
he/she/it would have asphalt
we would have asphalt
you would have asphalt
they would have asphalt
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been asphalting
you would have been asphalting
he/she/it would have been asphalting
we would have been asphalting
you would have been asphalting
they would have been asphalting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you asphalt
we let´s asphalt
you asphalt
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to asphalt
Past participle
asphalted
Present Participle
asphalting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ASPHALT


alt
ælt
Gestalt
ɡəˈʃtælt
pissasphalt
ˈpɪsˌæsfælt
shalt
ʃælt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ASPHALT

aspersorium
aspersory
asphalt jungle
asphalter
asphaltic
asphaltite
asphaltum
aspheric
aspherical
aspherical surface
aspheterism
aspheterize
asphodel
asphyxia
asphyxial
asphyxiant
asphyxiate
asphyxiation
asphyxiator
asphyxy

WORDS THAT END LIKE ASPHALT

Anhalt
Balt
basalt
call a halt
cobalt
dalt
dealt
Galt
halt
malt
pepper-and-salt
salt
Saxony-Anhalt
sea salt
springhalt
stringhalt
to come to a grinding halt
to come to a screeching halt
with a grain of salt
with a pinch of salt

Synonyms and antonyms of asphalt in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «asphalt» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ASPHALT

Find out the translation of asphalt to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of asphalt from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «asphalt» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

沥青
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

asfalto
570 millions of speakers

English

asphalt
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

डामर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الأسفلت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

асфальт
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

asfalto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পিচ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

asphalte
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Asfalt
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Asphalt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アスファルト
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아스팔트
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Aspal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhựa đường
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நிலக்கீல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

डांबर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

asfalt
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

asfalto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

asfalt
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

асфальт
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

asfalt
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

άσφαλτο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

teerpad
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

asfalt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

asfalt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of asphalt

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ASPHALT»

The term «asphalt» is very widely used and occupies the 14.122 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ASPHALT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about asphalt

EXAMPLES

2 QUOTES WITH «ASPHALT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word asphalt.
1
Ilya Ehrenburg
You could cover the whole earth with asphalt, but sooner or later green grass would break through.
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Cale Yarborough
If he'd just crowded me down to the side of the asphalt, I'd have been OK. But when he ran me completely off the racetrack, I lost it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ASPHALT»

Discover the use of asphalt in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to asphalt and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Asphalt Nation: How the Automobile Took Over America and How ...
Today our world revolves around the car—as a nation, we spend eight billion hours a year stuck in traffic. In Asphalt Nation, Jane Holtz Kay effectively calls for a revolution to reverse our automobile-dependency.
Jane Holtz Kay, 2012
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TheAsphalt handbook.
This new, expanded edition showcases the advances in asphalt technology, covering such topics as superpave courses, asphalt binder, quality control, and rehabilitation of concrete pavements with HMA.
Asphalt Institute, 2007
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Effects of Aggregates and Mineral Fillers on Asphalt Mixture ...
Resulting from the Symposium on [title], held in December 1991, at the ASTM Standardization Meetings in San Diego, this volume comprises 19 papers in four sections: aggregates; mineral fillers; mixture evaluation; and fatigue, modeling, and ...
Richard C. Meininger, 1992
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Use of Waste Materials in Hot-mix Asphalt
In light of requirements that rubber be mixed with any asphalt used in projects receiving federal aid beginning in 1994, and the general increase in the problem of what to do with waste material, 17 papers from a December 1992 symposium in ...
H. Fred Waller, 1993
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Asphalt Mix Design and Construction: Past, Present, and Future
"This book is a special publication focusing on the history, development, trends, and evolution of hot mix asphalt (HMA) design and pavement construction.
K. Wayne Lee, Kamyar Mahboub, 2006
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Asphalt Science and Technology
"Offers comprehensive, authoritative coverage of the chemistry, technology, and engineering of asphaltic products for paving, road construction, roofing, coatings, adhesives, and batteries.
Arthur Usmani, 1997
7
Asphalt Surfacings
Asphalt Surfacings has been written as a reference to the various asphalt course materials and surfacing treatments that are currently available to engineers, enabling them to select the materials and/or treatment that are appropriate for ...
J Cliff Nicholls, 2002
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MODELING OF ASPHALT CONCRETE
An Expert Guide to Developing More-Durable and Cost-Effective Asphalt Pavements Written by distinguished experts from countries around the world, Modeling of Asphalt Concrete presents in-depth coverage of the current materials, methods, and ...
Y. Kim, 2008
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Engineering Properties of Asphalt Mixtures and the ...
Lacks an index. Annotation c. by Book
Gerald A. Huber, Dale S. Decker, 1995
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Asphalt Gods: An Oral History of the Rucker Tournament
Now, legends transmitted by word of mouth find a home and the achievements of basketball’s greatest unknowns a permanent place in the game’s record. From the Hardcover edition.
Vincent M. Mallozzi, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ASPHALT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term asphalt is used in the context of the following news items.
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Green asphalt? A plant-based compound may undo aging, boost …
Workers resurfaced a residential driveway. A Wilmington firm has created a plant-based compound that could replace traditional asphalt. «BetaBoston, Jul 15»
2
Asphalt work impacts Vernon traffic
Beginning Tuesday, City of Vernon crews will be repairing asphalt and repaving along 24th Street between 50th and 55th avenues. The repairs ... «Vernon Morning Star, Jul 15»
3
Heyl: Asphalt will remain only marker for once heralded Syria Mosque
Some folks value asphalt much more than others. A perfect example of that blacktop-related truism can be found on Bigelow Boulevard in ... «Tribune-Review, Jul 15»
4
Fire, explosions at asphalt plant in Kimball probed
The U.S. 2 site has been the scene of numerous recent demonstrations against the asphalt plant during the height of the area paving season, ... «Your Daily Globe.com, Jul 15»
5
Asphalt project to temporarily limit US 50 access
(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — The on-ramps and off-ramps to U.S. 50 will temporarily close later this month as road crews apply an asphalt ... «digitalBURG.com, Jul 15»
6
NASCAR tracks jointly ask fans not to fly Confederate flag
The Melfis, who bought the 43-year-old half-mile asphalt track previous year, were part of a conference call today with about 50 or 60 other ... «Rapid News Network, Jul 15»
7
Daytona adds soft walls, more asphalt after Busch's crash
The track also added more than 200,000 square feet of asphalt in four locations: inside the grass area at Turn 1, the exit of Turn 4 and two ... «Miami Herald, Jul 15»
8
Fred Weber acquires Pace asphalt business
"The acquisition of Pace's regional asphalt business strengthens our ability to supply the highest quality materials for projects from driveways to ... «STLtoday.com, Jul 15»
9
North Cottage Street brick sections will be asphalt
Meadville City Council announced on Wednesday that it plans to change the remaining brick sections to asphalt on North Cottage Street from ... «Meadville Tribune, Jul 15»
10
Goose Green ducklings freed from asphalt with butter
Five ducklings discovered "stuck fast" to melting asphalt are recovering after rescuers used butter to free them. Passers-by found the hot ... «BBC News, Jul 15»

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