Meaning of PAVEMENT in English


— pavemental /payv men"tl/ , adj.

/payv"meuhnt/ , n.

1. a paved road, highway, etc.

2. a paved surface, ground covering, or floor.

3. a material used for paving.

4. Atlantic States and Brit. sidewalk.

5. pound the pavement , Informal. to walk the streets in order to accomplish something: If you're going to find work you'd better start pounding the pavement.

[ 1250-1300; ME pavimentum. See PAVE, -MENT ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .