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Definition of "pavement" []

  • A hard smooth surface, especially of a public area or thoroughfare, that will bear travel. (noun)
  • The material with which such a surface is made. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A sidewalk. (noun)
  • A hard-surfaced path for pedestrians alongside and a little higher than a road (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A paved surface, esp one that is a thoroughfare (noun)
  • The material used in paving (noun)
  • The hard layered structure that forms a road carriageway, airfield runway, vehicle park, or other paved areas (noun)
  • A level area of exposed rock resembling a paved road (noun)

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Use "pavement" in a sentence
  • "Our decision to stay at a particular hotel/suites four blocks from the epicenter where the heart of Morelia beats with the tremor of feet pounding the pavement is the aliveness one feels while sniffing and feeling the environment is something we needed."
  • "Lying next to a hole in the pavement is a phoenix fallen to Earth, played by model Selita Ebanks in pink, gray and brown feathers."
  • "The portress set to scraping away the grass from what she called her pavement, with an old knife, and, as she tore out the blades, she grumbled:"