If anyone could cite some more current definitions, to help show that these are essentially outdated, that might also be helpful.
New Oxford American Dictionary
© Third Edition 2010 (p. 530)
Driveway: n. a short road leading from a public road to a house or garage.
A private road that connects a house, garage, or other building with the street.
© The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language,Fourth Edition.
driveway: noun:a short private road from a street to a house or other building where cars can usually be parked.http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/driveway
a short private road from a street to a house or other building where cars can usually be parked
▪ A long driveway led to the mansion. ▪ We shoveled the driveway [=drive] after the snowstorm. http://www.learnersdictionary.com/definition/...Re: Webster's 3rd unabridged:
driveway - 1: a road or way along which animals (as stock or game) are driven abutting 3: a way leading to an upper level (as of a barn) for passage of vehicles)Random House # 2.
"any road for driving on".
Meine Bekannten* haben #1 #2 & #3 auch noch nicht gehoert.
Mr.'ME' auch nicht. :-)
*AE native speakers.