Definition of Pavement

1. Noun. The paved surface of a thoroughfare.

Exact synonyms: Paving
Specialized synonyms: Curbside
Generic synonyms: Paved Surface
Terms within: Paving Stone
Substance meronyms: Road, Route, Sidewalk, Street
Derivative terms: Pave, Pave

2. Noun. Material used to pave an area.
Exact synonyms: Paving, Paving Material
Generic synonyms: Artefact, Artifact
Specialized synonyms: Asphalt, Concrete, Blacktop, Blacktopping, Macadam, Tarmac, Tarmacadam
Derivative terms: Pave, Pave

3. Noun. Walk consisting of a paved area for pedestrians; usually beside a street or roadway.
Exact synonyms: Sidewalk
Terms within: Paving
Generic synonyms: Paseo, Walk, Walkway
Derivative terms: Pave

Definition of Pavement

1. n. 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. v. t. To furnish with a pavement; to pave.

Definition of Pavement

1. Noun. (chiefly British) A paved footpath at the side of a road. ¹

2. Noun. (US uncountable) Paved exterior surface, as with a road or sidewalk. ¹

3. Noun. The interior flooring, especially when of stone, of large buildings such as a cathedral. ¹

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Definition of Pavement

1. a paved surface [n -S]

Medical Definition of Pavement

1. 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 coloured bricks. "The riches of heaven's pavement, trodden gold. " (Milton) Pavement teeth, flattened teeth which in certain fishes, as the skates and cestracionts, are arranged side by side, like tiles in a pavement. Origin: F, fr. LL. Pavamentum, L. Pavimentum. See Pave. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pavement

pave the way
paved surface
pavement (current term)
pavement artist
pavement cell
pavement cells
pavement epithelium
pavement pizza
pavement pizzas

Literary usage of Pavement

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Annual Convention by Mid-West Cement Users' Association (1915)
"The pavement is less noisy than before and not as slippery as sheet ... But they were unwilling to pay such high prices as had been charged for pavement. ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"pavement; and that the second claim of the reissue is infringed, because the temporary use of the trowel or cutting instrument, to divide the upper course ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1921)
"Where a tenant of a tract or strip of land during a term of years laid down blocks of stone, so as to compose or make a pavement rendering access to the ..."

4. Annual Report (1912)
"Now in the event of 4-inch thickness being satisfactory for wood block pavement, that carries with it, under your specification, a 4-inch base and one inch ..."

5. Cyclopedia of American Government by Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin, Albert Bushnell Hart (1914)
"In Eu- and qualities of street pavement adopted for use are the result of long experience, modified by local conditions and the availability of materials. ..."

6. The Gentleman's Magazine (1850)
"The first pavement which was found in 1849, and which was engraved in our October ... The pavement found in 1783 which represented a reservoir of fish, ..."

7. A Treatise on Roads and Pavements by Ira Osborn Baker (1913)
"REQUIREMENTS OF AN IDEAL pavement. The perfect pavement is an ideal which will never be attained, since some of the qualities required in a perfect pavement ..."

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