pavement

noun pave·ment \ ˈpāv-mənt \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of pavement

1 : a paved surface: such as
a : the artificially covered surface of a public thoroughfare
b chiefly British : sidewalk
2 : the material with which something is paved
3 : something that suggests a pavement (as in flatness, hardness, and extent of surface)

Examples of pavement in a Sentence

  1. He stopped the car just off the pavement.

  2. The summer heat rose off the pavement.

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Origin and Etymology of pavement

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin pavimentum, from pavire



PAVEMENT Defined for English Language Learners

pavement

noun

Definition of pavement for English Language Learners

  • : the hard surface of a road, driveway, etc.


PAVEMENT Defined for Kids

pavement

noun pave·ment \ ˈpāv-mənt \

Definition of pavement for Students

1 : a hard surface of concrete or asphalt
2 : material used in making a hard surface


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