- 1Any paved area or surface.More example sentences
- A common demand by the residents of the Lake Area is that the pavement around the monument be cleared of encroachments and hawkers.
- Many live off petty trade, selling goods on the pavement in the market area.
- Why not break up the tiles and make them into a mosaic for either the pavement around the area or even incorporated into some other city centre venue.
- 1.1North American The hard surface of a road or street.More example sentences
- If John hadn't been holding onto her, she would have crashed painfully to the hard pavement of the street below her feet.
- More than one third agreed improvements needed to be made to road and pavement repairs and street cleaning.
- It was nothing but quiet traces of oldies on the radio and the sound of cars flying past each other on hard pavement.
- 1.2British A sidewalk.More example sentences
- There are now so many visitors to the area that the pavements are overcrowded.
- 1.3 Geology A more or less horizontal expanse of bare rock.More example sentences
- Early that afternoon I walked over to the outcrop and climbed up onto the flat pavements of exposed rock.
- At the northern margin carbonate was produced at the outer platform in bivalve banks and at the platform edge in rhodolith pavements.
- Bivalves extensively colonized the outer platform, and rhodolith pavements covered its edge.
pound the pavement
- see pound2.
Middle English: from Old French, from Latin pavimentum 'trodden-down floor', from pavire 'beat, tread down'.