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Princeton's WordNet

  1. driveway, drive, private roadnoun

    a road leading up to a private house

    "they parked in the driveway"


  1. drivewaynoun

    Short private road that leads to a house or garage.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drivewaynoun

    a passage or way along or through which a carriage may be driven


  1. Driveway

    A driveway is a type of private road for local access to one or a small group of structures, and is owned and maintained by an individual or group. Driveways rarely have traffic lights, but some that bear heavy traffic, especially those leading to commercial businesses and parks, do. Driveways may be decorative in ways that public roads cannot, because of their lighter traffic and the willingness of owners to invest in their construction. Driveways are not resurfaced, snow blown or otherwise maintained by governments. They are generally designed to conform to the architecture of connected houses or other buildings. Materials used for driveways include concrete, decorative brick, cobblestone, block paving, asphalt, and decomposed granite, surrounded with grass or other ground-cover plants. Driveways are commonly used as paths to private garages, carports, or houses. On large estates, a driveway may be the road that leads to the house from the public road, possibly with a gate in between. Some driveways divide to serve different homeowners. A driveway may also refer to a small apron of pavement in front of a garage with a curb cut in the sidewalk, sometimes too short to accommodate a car.

Editors Contribution

  1. driveway

    A type of road on a persons property.

    The driveway is welcomed as they have two cars.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 9, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of driveway in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of driveway in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of driveway in a Sentence

  1. Tampa Bay:

    You're always dreaming about playing for the Stanley Cup, when you're on the street, playing in the driveway and all that stuff, do you think Stanley Cup's going to be a reality ? Stanley Cup seems pretty far away when you're that young, coming out of St. Louis. But with a lot of help and hard work, we're here.

  2. Abi Roberts:

    If I had a word to describe this whole experience, it would be surreal, from the moment we pulled out of the driveway in Boise, we have met so many incredible people at campgrounds, on hikes, through our Instagram. We learned so much from so many inspiring people and the amazing nature we have been able to spent time in. It's absolutely surreal.

  3. Kevin Hart:

    There was an option of me never seeing that home again, there was an option of me never walking on that driveway again. There was an option of me never seeing my wife and my kids again.

  4. Potter Steve Harrison:

    I ran to my ute (truck) but my garden was already on fire, the driveway was on fire, the road was on fire so I couldn't evacuate.

  5. Alan Tinter:

    I noticed that those little sandwich bags were in almost everybody's driveway along, along this street.

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