Examples of pavement in a Sentence
He stopped the car just off the pavement.
The summer heat rose off the pavement.
Recent Examples of pavement from the Web
The three-block walk between the pool and Alton’s home took him down streets that appeared relatively clean Tuesday, but on the block in the other direction from his home, trash littered the pavement and empty lots.
On flat pavement, riders speed past in a thick pack, gone in a flash.
Music fans here endured all kinds of weird weather at the former City Stages festival (1989-2009), but pavement was plentiful in downtown Birmingham, and shelter was easy to find.
Crews this spring began work to replace the concrete pavement on the mainline lanes of the interstate between U.S. 69 and Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park.
For me, what makes a good course, is just good pavement and good crowds.
Man and woman alike wore print sou’westers and matching throat coverings, emerging from a fog with umbrellas over their shoulders, boots stomping on the wet pavement.
Hosing human waste off pavement reminds one leftist of hoses used against civil-right activists.
Surveillance video shows the suspect carving nearly 30 swastikas in the pavement in front of a residential building that's under construction.
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Origin and Etymology of pavement
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin pavimentum, from pavire
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
PAVEMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pavement for English Language Learners
: the hard surface of a road, driveway, etc.
PAVEMENT Defined for Kids
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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