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pave·ment /ˈpeɪvmənt/ n
a hard level surface or path at the side of a road for people to walk on
American Equivalent: sidewalk
A small group of journalists waited on the pavement outside her house.
a pavement café
the hard surface of a road
As she fell off the bike, her head hit the pavement.
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin pavimentum, from pavire
Date: 13th century
1 : a paved surface: as a : the artificially covered surface of a public thoroughfare b chiefly British : SIDEWALK
2 : the material with which something is paved
3 : something that suggests a pavement (as in flatness, hardness, and extent of surface)
[C] (BrE) (AmE sidewalk) a flat part at the side of a road for people to walk on: a pavement cafe ◆ Don't ride your bike on the pavement!
[C, U] (BrE) any area of flat stones on the ground: a mosaic pavement
[U] (AmE) the surface of a road: Two cars skidded on the icy pavement.
1 UK (US sidewalk) a path with a hard surface beside one or both sides of a road, that people walk on:
Keep to the pavement, Rosie, there's a good girl.
2 US the surface of a road when it has been covered with concrete or tarmac