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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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 
  interior  floor  of  tiles  or  colored  bricks. 
  The  riches  of  heaven's  pavement,  trodden  gold. 
  {Pavement  teeth}  (Zo["o]l.),  flattened  teeth  which  in  certain 
  fishes,  as  the  skates  and  cestracionts,  are  arranged  side 
  by  side  like  tiles  in  a  pavement. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pavement  \Pave"ment\,  v.  t. 
  To  furnish  with  a  pavement;  to  pave.  [Obs.]  ``How  richly 
  pavemented!''  --Bp.  Hall. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  paved  surface  of  a  thoroughfare  [syn:  {paving}] 
  2:  material  used  to  pave  an  area  [syn:  {paving}] 
  3:  paved  area  for  pedestrians;  beside  a  street  or  roadway  [syn: 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  It  was  the  custom  of  the  Roman  governors  to  erect  their 
  tribunals  in  open  places,  as  the  market-place,  the  circus,  or 
  even  the  highway.  Pilate  caused  his  seat  of  judgment  to  be  set 
  down  in  a  place  called  "the  Pavement"  (John  19:13)  i.e.,  a  place 
  paved  with  a  mosaic  of  coloured  stones.  It  was  probably  a  place 
  thus  prepared  in  front  of  the  "judgment  hall."  (See  {GABBATHA}.) 

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