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.

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. Alieva Aysel:

    There are places along the pavement where you can get up with a truck, even during the day there are trucks in the morning delivering drinks, ice creams and things for the restaurants on the beach ... like here for example.

  2. Syed Saquib:

    If Syed Saquib're passed out on the pavement, and not realizing that Syed Saquib're Syed Saquib're on a hot surface, until Syed Saquib regained consciousness, Syed Saquib could be on there for a significant period of time, all the while Syed Saquib tissue is being damaged very substantially.

  3. Zoya Perevozchenko:

    I barely found my apartment, I mean it's a forest now - trees growing through the pavement, on the roofs. All the rooms are empty, the glass is gone from the windows and everything's destroyed.

  4. Wallace Anderson:

    They surrounded this vehicle so it couldn't back up and escape. At that point, the shots happened and a guy was dragged to the pavement.

  5. Melissa Benoist:

    I learned what it felt like to be pinned down and slapped repeatedly, punched so hard the wind would go out of me, dragged by my hair across pavement, head-butted, pinched until my skin broke, shoved into a wall so hard the drywall broke, choked.

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