drive·​way | \ ˈdrīv-ˌwā How to pronounce driveway (audio) \

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 on the Web His vehicle had been repossessed from his driveway in 2016, and his credit card bills all went unpaid. Chris Harris,, 6 Jan. 2022 When his gym temporarily closed because of the COVID-19 outbreak, Howard immediately began streaming workouts from his driveway. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 5 Jan. 2022 The two gunmen and McLoyd left in a Jeep that was reported stolen from a driveway in Cleveland four days before the robbery, the records say. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, 3 Jan. 2022 Mulkern and associate Edwin Cordero stole a 2018 Porsche Panamera from a driveway in Westport. Edmund H. Mahony,, 3 Jan. 2022 My younger case child was in a wheelchair and the van that the foster family had, which had the wheelchair mechanism built into it, was stolen from their driveway before Christmas a couple of years ago. San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Jan. 2022 Someone stole a 2017 Ford Explorer from a driveway of a home in the 800 block of West Arlington Avenue in Crete on Dec. 9, police said. Daily Southtown Staff,, 29 Dec. 2021 Police said the second group stole two cars from a driveway, shot at people several times and robbed a pedestrian, bicyclist and another driver at gunpoint. oregonlive, 17 Nov. 2021 Their home, about 35 miles south of Sarasota, was searched by investigators earlier this week and a Ford Mustang driven by Laundrie’s mother was towed from the driveway. Curt Anderson,, 22 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of driveway

1871, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of driveway was in 1871

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“Driveway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of driveway

: a short private road from a street to a house or other building where cars can usually be parked


drive·​way | \ ˈdrīv-ˌwā How to pronounce driveway (audio) \

Kids Definition of driveway

: a private road leading from the street to a house or garage

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