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
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 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.
After returning home from celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day festivities earlier in the day 28-year-old Tiffany Johnson, stood in disbelief in the driveway of her home on Panorama Drive.
A second vehicle in which the teen was a passenger pulled into a nearby driveway and told police of the stabbing.
The surface roots also cause problems to walkways and driveways near the tree.
The bleeding driver, 34-year-old Grant Nelson, managed to pull the car into a nearby condominium building driveway.
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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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