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: a paved surface: such as
: the artificially covered surface of a public thoroughfare
: the material with which something is paved
: something that suggests a pavement (as in flatness, hardness, and extent of surface)
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13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin pavimentum, from pavire
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: the hard surface of a road, driveway, etc.
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: a hard surface of concrete or asphalt
: material used in making a hard surface
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occurring twice a year or every two years
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