Etymology
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pavement (n.)

mid-13c., "paved or tiled surface of ground," from Old French pavement "roadway, pathway; paving stone" (12c.) and directly from Latin pavimentum "hard floor, level surface beaten firm," from pavire "to beat, ram, tread down," from PIE root *pau- (2) "to cut, strike, stamp." From c. 1300 as "a paved roadway," gradually passing in modern times to the sense of "a sidewalk, paved footway on each side of a street." By 1878 as "material of which a pavement is made."

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Definitions of pavement

pavement (n.)
the paved surface of a thoroughfare;
Synonyms: paving
pavement (n.)
material used to pave an area;
Synonyms: paving / paving material
pavement (n.)
walk consisting of a paved area for pedestrians; usually beside a street or roadway;
Synonyms: sidewalk
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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