driveway

[ drahyv-wey ]
/ ˈdraɪvˌweɪ /

noun

a road, especially a private one, leading from a street or other thoroughfare to a building, house, garage, etc.
any road for driving on.

Origin of driveway

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; drive + way1
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British Dictionary definitions for driveway

driveway

/ (ˈdraɪvˌweɪ) /

noun

a private road for vehicles, often connecting a house or garage with a public road; drive
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Word Origin and History for driveway

driveway


n.

1884 in sense "private road from a public road to a private house," from drive (v.) + way.

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