from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hard smooth surface, especially of a public area or thoroughfare, that will bear travel.
- n. The material with which such a surface is made.
- n. Chiefly British A sidewalk.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A paved footpath at the side of a road.
- n. Paved exterior surface, as with a road or sidewalk.
- n. The interior flooring, especially when of stone, of large buildings such as a cathedral.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That with which anything is 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.
- transitive v. To furnish with a pavement; to pave.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A floor or surface-covering of flags, stones, tiles, or bricks, usually laid in cement, but sometimes merely on a foundation of earth, or, particularly in ancient examples, accurately fitted in masonry without artificial bond; also, such a covering made of concrete (see concrete, n., 3), and sometimes of wood.
- n. The material of which such a flooring is made: as, the pavement is tile.
- n. The flagged or paved footway on each side of a street; a sidewalk.
- n. In anatomy and zoö., a paved structure; a formation like pavement.
- n. In coal-mining, the seam of fire-clay which usually underlies a seam of coal.
- To pave; floor with stone, bricks, tiles, or the like.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. material used to pave an area
- n. walk consisting of a paved area for pedestrians; usually beside a street or roadway
- n. the paved surface of a thoroughfare
Middle English, from Old French pavement, from Latin pavimentum ("a hard surface, a pounded surface"), from pavire ("to beat, to ram, to tread down") (Wiktionary)