English version

pavement in Roads topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpavementpave‧ment /ˈpeɪvmənt/ ●●○ noun  1 [countable] British EnglishTTR a hard level surface or path at the side of a road for people to walk on syn sidewalk American English A small group of journalists waited on the pavement outside her house. a pavement café2 [uncountable] American EnglishTTR the hard surface of a road As she fell off the bike, her head hit the pavement.3 [countable, uncountable]TBCCS any paved surface or area syn paving4 pound/hit the pavement
Examples from the Corpus
pavementOther measures can include chicanes, pavement extensions and road narrowings.He sat in the place that Maidstone had suggested, at a table at the end of the café's pavement area.The saint's remains are buried beneath the pavement of a little chapel.It washes over the low roofs of the two-storey terraces and dries the dirt on the pavements.We sat down on the pavement near our bundles while my father went to look for the center.What annoys me is that everyone parks on the pavement in front of our house.The pavements glistened beneath the yellow lamplight.Despite these problems, two-thirds of the children consider the residential street to be safer than the customary street with pavement.