Etymology
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driveway (n.)

1870, "a way for driving," from drive (v.) + way (n.). Drive alone in this sense is attested from 1816. Specifically as "private road from a public road to a private house" by 1884. 

updated on October 10, 2018

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Definitions of driveway from WordNet

driveway (n.)
a road leading up to a private house;
they parked in the driveway
Synonyms: drive / private road
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.