pavement

A hard substance applied to the surface of the ground, especially the substance, usually cement or asphalt, applied to street or highway so as to make a convenient surface for travel. Cedar Rapids v Cedar Rapids & Marion City Railway Co. 108 Iowa 406, 409 (holding that the word does not include the flooring of a bridge). A pavement is not limited to uniformly arranged masses of solid material, as blocks of wood, brick, or stone; but it may be as well formed of pebbles or gravel, or other hard substance, which makes a compact, even, hard way or floor. Belcher's Sugar Refining Co. v St. Louis Grain Elevator Co. 101 Mo 192, 13 SW 822.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • pavement — [ pavmɑ̃ ] n. m. • 1156; de paver, d apr. lat. pavimentum 1 ♦ Sol pavé. ⇒ pavage, 1. pavé; dallage. Pavement en grès d un chemin. Un pavement de mosaïque. 2 ♦ (1483) Vieilli Travail qui consiste à paver. ⇒ pavage. ● pavement nom masculin ( …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Pavement — may refer to:* Pavement (material), the durable surfacing of roads and walkways ( road surface in British English) * Sidewalk, a walkway along the side of a road, in American English ( pavement in British English and Philadelphia dialect) *… …   Wikipedia

  • Pavement — à Shibuya (Tokyo) Pays d’origine Stockton, Californie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Pavement — Пэйвмент Основн …   Википедия

  • Pavement — Pave ment, n. [F., fr. LL. pavamentum, L. pavimentum. See {Pave}.] That with which anythingis paved; a floor or covering of solid material, laid so as to make a hard and convenient surface for travel; a paved road or sidewalk; a decorative… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pavement — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Pavement Información personal Origen Stockton, California, EE. UU. Estado Disueltos Información artística …   Wikipedia Español

  • Pavement — 1993 Allg …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pavement — Pave ment, v. t. To furnish with a pavement; to pave. [Obs.] How richly pavemented! Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pavement — Pavement, Pauimentatio. Pavement fait de petites pieces de marbre, Marmoratio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • pavement — (n.) late 13c., from O.Fr. paviment, from L. pavimentum beaten floor, from pavire (see PAVE (Cf. pave)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pavement — means ‘a paved way for pedestrians’ in BrE (corresponding to AmE sidewalk) and in parts of the American east coast, and the hard surface of a paved road elsewhere in America …   Modern English usage

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