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.

    Etymology: from pavement, from pavimentum, from pavio

  2. pavementnoun

    Paved exterior surface, as with a road or sidewalk.

    Etymology: from pavement, from pavimentum, from pavio

  3. pavementnoun

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

    Etymology: from pavement, from pavimentum, from pavio

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

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

  2. Pavementverb

    to furnish with a pavement; to pave

    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. Brandon Judd:

    First of all, there was no reason for the agents to have been on the pavement.

  2. 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.

  3. Brandon Judd:

    We sent agents out to the scene where Agent Martinez was found and measured to see how far off the shoulder was to the pavement, then to the grass and culvert.

  4. 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.

  5. Trooper Ed Andersson:

    I would try to get my Taser out, but every time I would do that, he would strike me in the head, and pound my head on the pavement.

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