Definition of driveway
: a private road giving access from a public way to a building on abutting grounds
Examples of driveway in a Sentence
A long driveway led to the mansion.
Recent Examples of driveway from the Web
Cal Fire representatives said the current parking mess has already impacted them because the driveway to their station enters the highway not far from the trail head.
Avoid a ticket by paying the right amount at meters, and don’t park within 5 feet of driveways, 15 feet of fire hydrants, 20 feet of crosswalks, and 30 feet of stop and yield signs.
Three deputies ended the rampage by shooting 51-year-old Carroll Tuttle in a confrontation in his driveway, said Steve McCausland, a spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.
His neighbor, Calvin Gunn, was gunned down in his driveway in October.
The fire damaged two vehicles in the driveway used for the occupants’ floor finishing business.
The crew finds a middle-aged woman in a driveway slumped on a folding chair someone brought out from their house to prop her up.
A few minutes later, another resident in the same block reported that someone entered a vehicle parked on the driveway.
The satnav had deposited me in someone’s driveway, which, by that point, didn’t seem like an improbable place for a restaurant.
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First Known Use of driveway
DRIVEWAY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of driveway for English Language Learners
: a short private road from a street to a house or other building where cars can usually be parked
DRIVEWAY Defined for Kids
Definition of driveway for Students
: a private road leading from the street to a house or garage
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