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pave·ment

 (pāv′mənt)
n.
1.
a. A hard smooth surface, especially of a public area or thoroughfare, that will bear travel.
b. The material with which such a surface is made.
2. Chiefly British A sidewalk.

pavement

(ˈpeɪvmənt)
n
1. (Civil Engineering) a hard-surfaced path for pedestrians alongside and a little higher than a road. US and Canadian word: sidewalk
2. (Civil Engineering) a paved surface, esp one that is a thoroughfare
3. (Civil Engineering) the material used in paving
4. (Civil Engineering) civil engineering the hard layered structure that forms a road carriageway, airfield runway, vehicle park, or other paved areas
5. (Geological Science) geology a level area of exposed rock resembling a paved road. See limestone pavement
[C13: from Latin pavīmentum a hard floor, from pavīre to beat hard]

pave•ment

(ˈpeɪv mənt)

n.
1. a paved road, highway, etc.
2. a paved surface, ground covering, or floor.
3. a material used for paving.
4. Atlantic States and Brit. sidewalk.
[1250–1300]

pavement

sidewalk
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pavement - the paved surface of a thoroughfarepavement - the paved surface of a thoroughfare
curbside - the side of a sidewalk that is bordered by a curb; "policemen stood at intervals along the curbside"
paved surface - a level horizontal surface covered with paving material
paving stone - a stone used for paving
road, route - an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
sidewalk, pavement - walk consisting of a paved area for pedestrians; usually beside a street or roadway
street - a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings; "they walked the streets of the small town"; "he lives on Nassau Street"
2.pavement - material used to pave an areapavement - material used to pave an area  
artefact, artifact - a man-made object taken as a whole
asphalt - mixed asphalt and crushed gravel or sand; used especially for paving but also for roofing
concrete - a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water
blacktop, blacktopping - a black bituminous material used for paving roads or other areas; usually spread over crushed rock
macadam - broken stone used in macadamized roadways
tarmac, tarmacadam - a paving material of tar and broken stone; mixed in a factory and shaped during paving
3.pavement - walk consisting of a paved area for pedestrianspavement - walk consisting of a paved area for pedestrians; usually beside a street or roadway
pavement, paving - the paved surface of a thoroughfare
paseo, walkway, walk - a path set aside for walking; "after the blizzard he shoveled the front walk"

pavement

noun sidewalk (U.S. & Canad.), footpath (Austral. & N.Z.) He was hurrying along the pavement.
Translations
chodníkdlažbavozovka
fortov
jalkakäytävä
pločnik
gangstétt
歩道
인도
pločnik
trottoar
ทางเดินเท้า
vỉa hè

pavement

[ˈpeɪvmənt]
A. N (Brit) → acera f, vereda f (LAm), andén m (CAm, Col), banqueta f (Mex) (US) → calzada f, pavimento m
brick pavementenladrillado m
stone pavementempedrado m, adoquinado m
to leave the pavement (US) (Aut) → salir de la calzada
B. CPD pavement artist Npintor(a) m/f callejero/a
pavement café Ncafé m con terraza, café m al aire libre

pavement

[ˈpeɪvmənt] n
(British)trottoir m
(US)chaussée fpavement artist n (British)artiste mf de ruepavement café n (British)café m avec terrasse (sur le trottoir)

pavement

n (Brit) → Gehsteig m, → Bürgersteig m, → Trottoir nt; (US: = paved road) → Straße f; (= material)Bodenbelag m; to leave the pavement (US Aut) → von der Straße abkommen; pavement artistPflastermaler(in) m(f)

pavement

[ˈpeɪvmənt] n (Brit) → marciapiede m (Am) → pavimentazione f stradale

pave

(peiv) verb
to cover (a street, path etc) with (usually large) flat stones, concrete etc to make a flat surface for walking on etc. He wants to pave the garden.
ˈpavement noun
(American ˈsidewalk) a paved surface, especially a paved footpath along the sides of a road for people to walk on.
ˈpaving-stone noun
a large flat stone or piece of concrete used for paving.

pavement

رَصِّيفٌ chodník fortov Bürgersteig πεζοδρόμιο pavimento jalkakäytävä trottoir pločnik marciapiede 歩道 인도 bestrating fortau chodnik calçada, passeio тротуар trottoar ทางเดินเท้า kaldırım vỉa hè 人行道
References in classic literature ?
Before he had accomplished half the distance he was so tired that, finding himself in a quiet street where the pavement was sprinkled with rose water, and a cool breeze was blowing, he set his burden upon the ground, and sat down to rest in the shade of a grand house.
It must be admitted that a permanent gibbet and a pillory, "a justice and a ladder," as they were called in that day, erected side by side in the centre of the pavement, contributed not a little to cause eyes to be turned away from that fatal place, where so many beings full of life and health have agonized; where, fifty years later, that fever of Saint Vallier was destined to have its birth, that terror of the scaffold, the most monstrous of all maladies because it comes not from God, but from man.
Now and then a drowsy watchman's footsteps sounded on the pavement, or the lamplighter on his rounds went flashing past, leaving behind a little track of smoke mingled with glowing morsels of his hot red link.
AN Author saw a Labourer hammering stones into the pavement of a street, and approaching him said:
As he said it, he rose, shook himself, scratched himself, tied his brown coat loosely round his neck by the sleeves (he had previously used it as a coverlet), and sat down upon the pavement yawning, with his back against the wall opposite to the grating.
At the corner of the pavement, in a short, stylish overcoat and a low-crowned fashionable hat, jauntily askew, with a smile that showed a gleam of white teeth and red lips, stood Stepan Arkadyevitch, radiant, young, and beaming.
They stood back from the pavement, separated from it by little strips of garden-ground.
They talk much of the Russ pavement in New York, and call it a new invention--yet here they have been using it in this remote little isle of the sea for two hundred years
From pavement to pavement, and covering the sidewalks, it lay there, spread out quite evenly, with only here and there a lump or mound of bodies to break the surface.
Slowly, silently we wandered From the open cottage door, Underneath the elm's long branches To the pavement bending o'er; Underneath the mossy willow And the dying sycamore.
I well remember one morning, as we were on the stand waiting for a fare, that a young man, carrying a heavy portmanteau, trod on a piece of orange peel which lay on the pavement, and fell down with great force.
The carriage had scarcely stopped when she sprang out and crossed the pavement in a few hasty steps.