AskDefine | Define pavement

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1 the paved surface of a thoroughfare [syn: paving]
2 material used to pave an area [syn: paving]
3 walk consisting of a paved area for pedestrians; usually beside a street or roadway [syn: sidewalk]

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  1. In the context of "chiefly|UK": A paved footpath at the side of a road.
  2. Any paved exterior surface, as with a road or sidewalk.
  3. The interior flooring, especially when of stone, of large buildings such as a cathedral.
  4. The material with which a surface is paved.
    Rioting youths swarmed across a downtown Paris plaza... hurling stones and chunks of pavement at police...



surface of road

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Extensive Definition

Pavement may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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