noun. ['ˈpeɪvmənt'] the paved surface of a thoroughfare.
- paving stone
- paved surface
Words that Rhyme with Pavement
Example sentences of the word pavement
1. Noun, singular or mass
With a circular saw you'll need to cut along the pavement where you wish to lay the wire.
Quotes containing the word pavement
1. Have you noticed how nobody ever looks up? Nobody looks at chimneys, or trees against the sky, or the tops of buildings. Everybody just looks down at the pavement or their shoes. The whole world could pass them by and most people wouldn't notice.
- Julie Andrews Edwards, The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles
2. For his thirtieth birthday he had filled a whole night-club off Regent Street; people had been queuing on the pavement to get in. The SIM card of his mobile phone in his pocket was overflowing with telephone numbers of all the hundreds of people he had met in the last ten years, and yet the only person he had ever wanted to talk to in all that time was standing now in the very next room.
- David Nicholls, One Day
3. A matter, as the famous book intoned, of finding the shade of the parachute that best complemented you. But really: With no parachute at all you'd hit the pavement so hard it probably wouldn't even hurt, and you'd unleash a whole new color palate-bone, blood, muscle-in the process.
- Elisa Albert, The Book of Dahlia
noun. ['ˈpeɪvmənt'] walk consisting of a paved area for pedestrians; usually beside a street or roadway.
- stay in place
noun. ['ˈpeɪvmənt'] material used to pave an area.
- paving material