Meaning of “pavement” in the English Dictionary


"pavement" in English

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pavementnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpeɪv.mənt/ us /ˈpeɪv.mənt/

B1 UK US sidewalk a path with a hard surface on one or both sides of a road, that people walk on:

Keep to the pavement, Rosie, there's a good girl.

B2 US the surface of a road when it has been covered with concrete or tarmac

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(Definition of “pavement” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pavement" in American English

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pavementnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈpeɪv·mənt/

the hard surface of a road, a sidewalk (= path next to a road), or other area of ground:

[ U ] The umbrella fell to the pavement with a clatter.

(Definition of “pavement” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)