driveway

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noun drive·way \-ˌwā\

Definition of driveway

  1. :  a private road giving access from a public way to a building on abutting grounds

Examples of driveway in a sentence

  1. A long driveway led to the mansion.

1871

First Known Use of driveway

1871


DRIVEWAY Defined for English Language Learners

driveway

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noun drive·way \-ˌwā\

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

driveway

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noun drive·way \ˈdrīv-ˌwā\

Definition of driveway for Students

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



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