What does pavement mean?

Definitions for pavement
ˈpeɪv məntpave·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pavement, pavingnoun

    the paved surface of a thoroughfare

  2. paving, pavement, paving materialnoun

    material used to pave an area

  3. sidewalk, pavementnoun

    walk consisting of a paved area for pedestrians; usually beside a street or roadway


  1. pavementnoun

    A paved footpath at the side of a road.

  2. pavementnoun

    Paved exterior surface, as with a road or sidewalk.

  3. pavementnoun

    The interior flooring, especially when of stone, of large buildings such as a cathedral.

  4. Etymology: from pavement, from pavimentum, from pavio

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pavementnoun

    Stones or bricks laid on the ground; stone floor.

    Etymology: pavimentum, Lat.

    The marble pavement closes, he is enter’d
    Into his radiant roof. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    A broad and ample road, whose dust is gold,
    And pavement stars seen in the galaxy. John Milton.

    The long laborious pavement here he treads,
    That to proud Rome th’ admiring nations leads. Addison.

    The foundation of Roman ways was made of rough stone joined together with cement; upon this was laid another layer, consisting of small stones and cement, to plane the inequalities of the lower stratum in which the stones of the upper pavement were fixed: for there can be no very durable pavement, but a double one. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.


  1. pavement

    Pavement is a hard, stable surface covering that is laid on an outdoor area or thoroughfare, such as a road or walkway. It's designed to sustain heavy loads and withstand weather conditions while providing a smooth and durable surface for vehicles and pedestrians. Pavements can be made from various materials including concrete, asphalt, bricks or cobblestone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pavementnoun

    that with which anythingis paved; a floor or covering of solid material, laid so as to make a hard and convenient surface for travel; a paved road or sidewalk; a decorative interior floor of tiles or colored bricks

  2. Pavementverb

    to furnish with a pavement; to pave

  3. Etymology: [F., fr. LL. pavamentum, L. pavimentum. See Pave.]


  1. Pavement

    Pavement was an American indie rock band that formed in Stockton, California in 1989. The group mainly consisted of Stephen Malkmus, Scott Kannberg, Mark Ibold, Steve West and Bob Nastanovich. Initially conceived as a recording project, the band at first avoided press or live performances, while attracting considerable underground attention with their early releases. Gradually evolving into a more polished band, Pavement recorded five full length albums and nine EPs over the course of their decade-long career, though they disbanded with some acrimony in 1999 as the members moved on to other projects. In 2010, they undertook a well-received reunion tour. Though only briefly brushing the mainstream with the single "Cut Your Hair" in 1994, Pavement was a successful indie rock band. Rather than signing with a major label as many of their 1980s forebears had done, they remained signed to independent labels throughout their career and have often been described as one of the most influential bands to emerge from the American underground in the '90s. Some prominent music critics, such as Robert Christgau and Stephen Thomas Erlewine, went so far as to call them the best band of the 1990s. In their career, they also achieved a significant cult following.

Editors Contribution

  1. pavement

    A type of path.

    The pavement was so clean, neat and tidy.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pavement' in Nouns Frequency: #1981

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pavement in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pavement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of pavement in a Sentence

  1. Cecil Williams:

    One of the most terrible acts of violence I have ever seen was when a young lady student fell to the pavement and two Orangeburg city police begin clubbing her.

  2. Jennifer Leyton:

    For me, the biggest difficulty about this uncertainty comes when I drop a bar of soap, or when I can't think of somebody's last name, or when I stumble over pavement. I think for a moment,' Oh no, I have the gene,' other than that, I'm not losing sleep over it. I'm OK.

  3. Ken Paulson:

    In a nutshell, don't say anything bad about people unless you can back it up, if you take a video of somebody stumbling out of a bar, you need to be careful calling him a drunk. He could have just tripped on the pavement.

  4. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve:

    Police vehicles made reaching the Promenade des Anglais impossible, and it was via the pavement, and in a very violent manner, that this truck managed to get through and the driver to commit his crime.

  5. Vladimir Putin:

    The Russian people will always be able to distinguish true patriots from scum and traitors and will simply spit them out like a gnat that accidentally flew into their mouths — spit them out on the pavement, i am convinced that such a natural and necessary self-purification of society will only strengthen our country, our solidarity, cohesion and readiness to respond to any challenges.

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