• A paved surface; a hard covering on the ground.
  • The paved part of a road or other thoroughfare; the roadway.
  • The paved part of an area other than a road or sidewalk, such as a cobblestone plaza, asphalt schoolyard or playground, or parking lot.
  • A paved footpath, especially at the side of a road.
  • The interior flooring of a church sanctuary, between the communion rail and the altar.


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  • From Anglo-Norman pavement, Middle French pavement, and their source, Latin pavīmentum ("paved surface or floor"), from paviō.
  • Morphologically pave + -ment

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