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Princeton's WordNet

  1. driveway, drive, private road(noun)

    a road leading up to a private house

    "they parked in the driveway"


  1. driveway(Noun)

    Short private road that leads to a house or garage.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Driveway(noun)

    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. Randall Stauffer:

    I didn't have my driveway plowed one time last year.

  2. Matt Mazzoncini:

    They would come to the gate where I was living and wanting to see him. I would get reports of this when I was out, oh these people came in a white van blocked the driveway. Refused to leave. I reported that to the police, we actually ended up having to get a restraining order against that home.

  3. Carl Mueller:

    You see the flag at my driveway. It’s not something I take lightly, talking about our president that way, but that’s what he said.

  4. Charles Lauller:

    Why is the place you drive on is a parkway, and the place you park on is the driveway?

  5. Steve Schmoldt:

    He's had that for a long time, sometimes he's had it in his driveway. Sometimes he had it in his backyard.

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