pavement


pavement

noun

  1. a paved road, highway, etc.
  2. a paved surface, ground covering, or floor.
  3. a material used for paving.
  4. Atlantic States and British. sidewalk.

Idioms

  1. 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.

noun

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

n.mid-13c., from Old French pavement “roadway, pathway; paving stone” (12c.) and directly from Latin pavimentum “hard floor, level surface beaten firm,” from pavire (see pave). see pound the pavement.

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