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Definitions of drive

  1. cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. have certain properties when driven; "This car rides smoothly"; "My new truck drives well" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the act of applying force to propel something; "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a journey in a vehicle driven by someone else; "he took the family for a drive in his new car" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the act of driving a herd of animals overland Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver; "he sliced his drive out of bounds" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a wide scenic road planted with trees; "the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine; "a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. the trait of being highly motivated; "his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. a road leading up to a private house; "they parked in the driveway" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. travel or be transported in a vehicle; "We drove to the university every morning"; "They motored to London for the theater" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. hunting: chase from cover into more open ground; "drive the game" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. hunting: search for game; "drive the forest" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling; "The amplifier drives the tube"; "steam drives the engines"; "this device drives the disks for the computer" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. excavate horizontally; "drive a tunnel" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. hit very hard and straight with the bat swinging more or less vertically; "drive a ball" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. strike with a driver, as in teeing off; "drive a golfball" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force; "drive the ball far out into the field" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. push, propel, or press with force; "Drive a nail into the wall" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment; "She finally drove him to change jobs" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  28. proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  29. operate or control a vehicle; "drive a car or bus"; "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. urge forward; "drive the cows into the barn" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  31. cause someone or something to move by driving; "She drove me to school every day"; "We drove the car to the garage" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. move by being propelled by a force; "The car drove around the corner" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  33. strive and make an effort to reach a goal; "She tugged for years to make a decent living"; "We have to push a little to make the deadline!"; "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  34. work as a driver; "He drives a bread truck"; "She drives for the taxi company in Newark" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  35. to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly; "She is driven by her passion" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  36. To impel or urge onward by force in a direction away from one, or along before one; to push forward; to compel to move on; to communicate motion to; as, to drive cattle; to drive a nail; smoke drives persons from a room. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. To urge, impel, or hurry forward; to force; to constrain; to urge, press, or bring to a point or state; as, to drive a person by necessity, by persuasion, by force of circumstances, by argument, and the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. To carry or; to keep in motion; to conduct; to prosecute. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. To clear, by forcing away what is contained. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. To dig Horizontally; to cut a horizontal gallery or tunnel. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. To rush and press with violence; to move furiously. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. To be forced along; to be impelled; to be moved by any physical force or agent; to be driven. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. To go by carriage; to pass in a carriage; to proceed by directing or urging on a vehicle or the animals that draw it; as, the coachman drove to my door. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. To distrain for rent. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. Driven. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  46. A place suitable or agreeable for driving; a road prepared for driving. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. Violent or rapid motion; a rushing onward or away; esp., a forced or hurried dispatch of business. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. In type founding and forging, an impression or matrix, formed by a punch drift. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. A collection of objects that are driven; a mass of logs to be floated down a river. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. To make a drive, or stroke from the tee. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. Specif., in various games, as tennis, baseball, etc., to propel (the ball) swiftly by a direct stroke or forcible throw. Webster Dictionary DB
  52. In various games, as tennis, cricket, etc., the act of player who drives the ball; the stroke or blow; the flight of the ball, etc., so driven. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. A stroke from the tee, generally a full shot made with a driver; also, the distance covered by such a stroke. Webster Dictionary DB
  54. An implement used for driving; Webster Dictionary DB
  55. A mallet. Webster Dictionary DB
  56. A tamping iron. Webster Dictionary DB
  57. A cooper's hammer for driving on barrel hoops. Webster Dictionary DB
  58. A wooden-headed golf club with a long shaft, for playing the longest strokes. Webster Dictionary DB
  59. To urge on and direct the motions of, as the beasts which draw a vehicle, or the vehicle borne by them; hence, also, to take in a carriage; to convey in a vehicle drawn by beasts; as, to drive a pair of horses or a stage. Webster Dictionary DB
  60. To pass away; - said of time. Webster Dictionary DB
  61. To press forward; to aim, or tend, to a point; to make an effort; to strive; - usually with at. Webster Dictionary DB
  62. The act of driving; a trip or an excursion in a carriage, as for exercise or pleasure; - distinguished from a ride taken on horseback. Webster Dictionary DB
  63. A state of internal activity of an organism that is a necessary condition before a given stimulus will elicit a class of responses; e.g., a certain level of hunger (drive) must be present before food will elicit an eating response. Medical Dictionary DB
  64. To urge forward by force; propel; give motion to; contro; the motion of, as horses attached to a carriage: hence, to carry in a vehicle; to carry through: as, to drive a bargain; to put into a certain state; as, to drive one crazy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  65. To press or be moved forward with violence; travel in a carriage or motor car. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  66. The act of driving or sending forward; a strong blow; a road prepared for vehicles; a trip in a carriage or motor car; an annual gathering of cattle for branding; in military use, a violent attempt to break a line of defense by throwing an army against it. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  67. Drove. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  68. Driving. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  69. To force along: to hurry one on: to guide, as horses drawing a carriage. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  70. To press forward with violence: to be forced along: to go in a carriage: to tend towards a point:-pr.p. driving; pa.t. drove; pa.p. driven. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  71. An excursion in a carriage: a road for driving on: a strong or sweeping blow or impulsion: a matrix formed by a steel punch or die. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  72. DRIVER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  73. Excursion in a carriage. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  74. To force along, or in; urge; guide, as horses in a carriage. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  75. To rush on; be forced along; go in a carriage; tend towards. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  76. To urge forward forcibly; impel; prosecute urgently, as a business. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  77. To convey in a carriage. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  78. To be impelled forcibly onward; press forward furiously; aim a blow; direct one's action. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  79. To ride in a carriage, or direct the animal or animals by which it is drawn. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  80. The act of driving. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  81. A road for driving. driveway. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  82. A trip in a carriage. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  83. Urgent pressure, as of business. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  84. An advance of troops in mass against an enemy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  85. A short ride for pleasure or exercise; a course on which carriages are driven. To drive away, to force to a distance; to scatter. To drive off, to compel to remove; to drive to a distance. To drive out, to expel. To drive a bargain, to haggle about terms. Drive, in all its senses, is opposed to lead, and in all cases implies forcible or violent action. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  86. To impel or urge forward by force; to force; to force along or in any direction; to chase; to hunt; to cause to move forward and to direct course of; to convey in a carriage; to distress; to straiten; to urge; to press, as an argument; to prosecute; to carry on, as a trade. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  87. To go off in a carriage; to be forced along; to rush and press with violence; to aim at; to aim a blow. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  88. To impel or urge forward by force; to compel; to guide or regulate, as the horses in a carriage; to distress; to press; to be forced along; to rush or press with violence; to be moved by any force; to tend to; to aim at; drive is the reverse of lead. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  89. A ride or excursion in a carriage; the road passed over. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  90. To urge on and direct the motions of, as the beasts which draw a vehicle, or the vehicle borne by them; hence, also, to take in a carriage; to convey in a vehicle drawn by beasts; as, to drive a pair of horses or a stage; to drive a person to his own door. mso.anu.edu.au
  91. To pass away; -- said of time. mso.anu.edu.au
  92. To press forward; to aim, or tend, to a point; to make an effort; to strive; -- usually with at. mso.anu.edu.au
  93. The act of driving; a trip or an excursion in a carriage, as for exercise or pleasure; -- distinguished from a ride taken on horseback. mso.anu.edu.au
  94. A peripheral device that allows a computer to reador/or write some storage medium such as a hard disk, floppydisk, magnetic tape, compact disc or DVD. These wouldbe called a disk drive, magnetic tape drive, etc. CD andDVD drives are known collectively as optical drives. Whenunqualified the term probably refers to a hard disk drive.The term "drive" refers particularly to the electricalcomponents such as electric motors and head positioningsystem, read-write heads and associated electronics.Of the above storage media, typically only hard disks arefixed, the rest being removable. Most PCs in 2009 include onedisk drive and one optical drive housed in the main PCenclosure. Extra drives can be connected externally viaUSB, SCSI or Firewire. Magnetic tape is alwaysremovable and tape drives are typically external.Not to be confused with a "driver" meaning device driver -software used to access a peripheral device. foldoc_fs
  95. dr[=i]v, v.t. to force along: to hurry one on: to guide, as horses drawing a carriage: to convey or carry in a carriage: to force in, as nails with a hammer: to push briskly: to urge, as a point of argument, a bargain, &c.: to compel: to send away with force, as a ball in cricket, golf, tennis: to chase game towards sportsmen.--v.i. to press forward with violence: to be forced along, as a ship before the wind: to go in a carriage: to tend towards a point: to strike at with a sword, the fist, &c.:--pr.p. dr[=i]v'ing; pa.t. dr[=o]ve; pa.p. driv'en.--n. an excursion in a carriage: a road for driving on: the propelling of a ball in cricket, &c.: the chasing of game towards the shooters, or the sport so obtained, or the ground over which the game is driven: urgent pressure: pushing the sale of a special article by reduction of prices.--ns. DRIV'ER, one who or that which drives, in all senses: a club used in golf to propel the ball from the teeing-ground; DRIV'ING-BAND, the band or strap which communicates motion from one machine, or part of a machine, to another; DRIV'ING-SHAFT, a shaft from a driving-wheel communicating motion, to machinery; DRIV'ING-WHEEL, a main wheel that communicates motion to other wheels: one of the main wheels in a locomotive.--DRIVE FEATHERS, DOWN, to separate the lighter from the heavier by exposing them to a current of air.--DRIVE TO ONE'S WITS' END, to perplex utterly.--LET DRIVE, to aim a blow. [A.S drífan, to drive; Ger. treiben, to push.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  96. (drove, driven). Urge in some direction by blows, threats, violence, &c. (usu. with adv. or prep. as away, back, in, out, from, to, through; d. out, oust, take place of); chase or frighten (game, wild beasts, enemy esp. in guerilla warfare) from over large area into small in order to kill or capture; scour (district), (Forest Law) hold a DRIFT; (urge&) direct course of (animal drawing vehicle or plough, vehicle &c., or locomotive); convey in vehicle; act as driver of vehicle; travel, go, in carriage at one\'s disposal (cf. ride in omnibus, tram, train); impel forcibly, constrain, compel, (to, into, to do; d. mad. out of one\'s senses); overwork (was very hard driven); impel, carry along (of wind, water), throw, propel, send in some direction, (inanimate things); (Cricket) return (ball) from freely swung bat to or past bowler; (Golf) strike (ball, or abs.) with DRIVER; force (stake, nail, &c.) into ground &c. with blows; bore (tunnel, horizontal cavity); (also let d.) aim blow or missile (at); (of steam or other power) set or keep (machinery) going (also of person, d. a quill, pen, write); carry on, effect, conclude, (drove a roaring trade, good bargain); defer (d. it to the last minute); dash, rush, hasten; work hard at; float along, drift, tend (d. at, seek, intend, mean; what is he driving at?); driving-iron, -putter, golf clubs. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  97. Excursion in vehicle (see prec.); driving of game or enemy (see prec.); stroke at cricket, golf, &c. (see prec.); energy, push; tendency; carriage-road, esp. private road to house; WHIST d. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  98. n. An excursion in a carriage; — road prepared for driving; carriage road. Cabinet Dictionary

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