Meaning of PAVEMENT in English

PAVEMENT

/ ˈpeɪvmənt; NAmE / noun

1.

[ C ] ( BrE ) ( NAmE side·walk ) a flat part at the side of a road for people to walk on :

a pavement cafe

2.

[ C , U ] ( BrE ) any area of flat stones on the ground :

a mosaic pavement

3.

[ U ] ( NAmE ) the surface of a road :

Two cars skidded on the icy pavement.

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English : from Old French , from Latin pavimentum trodden down floor, from pavire beat, tread down.

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