Meaning of “driveway” in the English Dictionary

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"driveway" in British English

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drivewaynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdraɪv.weɪ/ us /ˈdraɪv.weɪ/ also mainly UK drive

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  • From the driveway a gravelled footpath led through the shrubbery and flower garden by a wicket gate to the Church. 
  • In silence they went down the driveway to the beach road, along the path to the cliffs. 
  • The Dean's desk stood in a wide square bay window which overlooked the driveway. 
  • There was a driveway from this court into the street beyond. 
  • They too heard the noise and saw a small ancient roadster turn into the driveway and stop. 

(Definition of “driveway” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"driveway" in American English

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drivewaynoun [ C ]

us /ˈdrɑɪvˌweɪ/

a short private road that leads from a street to a person’s house or garage (= building where a car is kept)

(Definition of “driveway” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)