Pavement vs. Curb

Pavement vs. Curb — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Pavement and Curb

Pavementnoun

Any paved floor.

Curbnoun

(North America) A concrete margin along the edge of a road; a kerb (UK)

Pavementnoun

A paved footpath, especially at the side of a road.

Curbnoun

A raised margin along the edge of something, such as a well or the eye of a dome, as a strengthening.

Pavementnoun

(US) Any paved exterior surface, as of a road or sidewalk.

Curbnoun

Something that checks or restrains; a restraint.

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Pavementnoun

The interior flooring, especially when of stone, of large buildings such as a cathedral.

Curbnoun

A riding or driving bit for a horse that has rein action which amplifies the pressure in the mouth by leverage advantage placing pressure on the poll via the crown piece of the bridle and chin groove via a curb chain.

Pavementnoun

the paved surface of a thoroughfare

Curbnoun

(North America) A sidewalk, covered or partially enclosed, bordering the airport terminal road system with adjacent paved areas to permit vehicles to off-load or load passengers.

Pavementnoun

material used to pave an area

Curbnoun

A swelling on the back part of the hind leg of a horse, just behind the lowest part of the hock joint, generally causing lameness.

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Pavementnoun

walk consisting of a paved area for pedestrians; usually beside a street or roadway

Curbverb

(transitive) To check, restrain or control.

Curbverb

(transitive) To rein in.

Curbverb

(transitive) To furnish with a curb, as a well; to restrain by a curb, as a bank of earth.

Curbverb

(transitive) To force to "bite the curb" (hit the pavement curb); see curb stomp.

Curbverb

(transitive) To damage vehicle wheels or tires by running into or over a pavement curb.

Curbverb

(transitive) To bend or curve.

Curbverb

(intransitive) To crouch; to cringe.

Curbnoun

an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)

Curbnoun

a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse

Curbnoun

a stock exchange in New York

Curbnoun

the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess;

his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper

Curbverb

lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits;

moderate your alcohol intakehold your tonguehold your tempercontrol your anger

Curbverb

to put down by force or authority;

suppress a nascent uprisingstamp down on litteringconquer one's desires

Curbverb

keep to the curb;

curb your dogs

Curbverb

place restrictions on;

curtail drinking in school