driveway

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Etymology[edit]

drive +‎ way

Noun[edit]

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driveway (plural driveways)

  1. (UK, US) A short private road that leads to a house or garage.
  2. (US) A road that enters or circulates through a defined area, such as an institution, compound, land area, etc., for the purpose of private access, maintenance, or security.
    • 1988 April 1, Truni, Joseph, “Asphalt Answers”, in Popular Mechanics[1], page 127:
      The design originally called for a 1-lane-wide driveway leading from the street to the parking area.
    • 2020 October 28, La Monica, Franco, Catch 44[2], Meadville, Pennsylvania: Christian Faith Publishing, →ISBN, page 37:
      They drove in the driveway into the parking lot that was totally full.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (short private road that leads to a house or garage): drive (UK)
  • (road that enters or circulates through a defined area): service road, access road

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