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

1865–70, Americanism; drive + way Unabridged
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driveway (ˈdraɪvˌweɪ)
a private road for vehicles, often connecting a house or garage with a public road; drive

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Word Origin & History

1884 in main modern sense "private road from a public road to a private house," from drive + way.
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Example sentences
As you pull out of the driveway, the network to which you both belong
  automatically alerts her that you are on your way.
He's got a toy car on top of his bookcase because he probably doesn't have a
  real one parked in the driveway.
Or you can plant wildflowers-even replace your concrete driveway.
Left turns out of the driveway are more dangerous than left turns in.
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