Dictionary.com

pavement

[ peyv-muhnt ]
/ ˈpeɪv mənt /
Save This Word!

noun
a paved road, highway, etc.
a paved surface, ground covering, or floor.
a material used for paving.
Atlantic States and British. sidewalk.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Idioms about pavement

    pound the pavement, Informal. to walk the streets in order to accomplish something: If you're going to find work you'd better start pounding the pavement.

Origin of pavement

1250–1300; Middle English <Old French <Latin pavīmentum.See pave, -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM pavement

pave·men·tal [peyv-men-tl], /peɪvˈmɛn tl/, adjectivepre·pave·ment, nounsub·pave·ment, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use pavement in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for pavement

pavement
/ (ˈpeɪvmənt) /

noun
a hard-surfaced path for pedestrians alongside and a little higher than a roadUS and Canadian word: sidewalk
a paved surface, esp one that is a thoroughfare
the material used in paving
civil engineering the hard layered structure that forms a road carriageway, airfield runway, vehicle park, or other paved areas
geology a level area of exposed rock resembling a paved roadSee limestone pavement

Word Origin for pavement

C13: from Latin pavīmentum a hard floor, from pavīre to beat hard
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with pavement

pavement

see pound the pavement.

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
FEEDBACK