Definitions for drive

Definitions for (noun) drive

Main entry: drive, driving force, thrust

Definition: the act of applying force to propel something

Usage: after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off

Main entry: drive, ride

Definition: a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)

Usage: he took the family for a drive in his new car

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Definition: the act of driving a herd of animals overland

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Definition: (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)

Main entry: drive, driving

Definition: hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver

Usage: he sliced his drive out of bounds

Main entry: movement, campaign, cause, crusade, drive, effort

Definition: a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end

Usage: 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

Main entry: drive, parkway

Definition: a wide scenic road planted with trees

Usage: the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views

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Definition: a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine

Usage: a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds

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Definition: (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium

Main entry: drive, driveway, private road

Definition: a road leading up to a private house

Usage: they parked in the driveway

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Definition: the trait of being highly motivated

Usage: his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers

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Definition: a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire

Definitions for (verb) drive

Main entry: aim, drive, get

Definition: move into a desired direction of discourse

Usage: What are you driving at?

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Definition: hunting: chase from cover into more open ground

Usage: drive the game

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Definition: hunting: search for game

Usage: drive the forest

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Definition: cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling

Usage: The amplifier drives the tube; steam drives the engines; this device drives the disks for the computer

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Definition: excavate horizontally

Usage: drive a tunnel

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Definition: hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally

Usage: drive a ball

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Definition: strike with a driver, as in teeing off

Usage: drive a golf ball

Main entry: beat back, drive, force back, push back, repel, repulse

Definition: cause to move back by force or influence

Usage: repel the enemy; push back the urge to smoke; beat back the invaders

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Definition: cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force

Usage: drive the ball far out into the field

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Definition: push, propel, or press with force

Usage: Drive a nail into the wall

Main entry: force, drive, ram

Definition: force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically

Usage: She rammed her mind into focus; He drives me mad

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Definition: compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment

Usage: She finally drove him to change jobs

Main entry: motor, drive

Definition: travel or be transported in a vehicle

Usage: We drove to the university every morning; They motored to London for the theater

Main entry: drive, take

Definition: proceed along in a vehicle

Usage: We drive the turnpike to work

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Definition: operate or control a vehicle

Usage: drive a car or bus; Can you drive this four-wheel truck?

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Definition: urge forward

Usage: drive the cows into the barn

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Definition: cause someone or something to move by driving

Usage: She drove me to school every day; We drove the car to the garage

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Definition: move by being propelled by a force

Usage: The car drove around the corner

Main entry: labor, labour, push, tug, drive

Definition: strive and make an effort to reach a goal

Usage: 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

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Definition: work as a driver

Usage: He drives a bread truck; She drives for the taxi company in Newark

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Definition: to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly

Usage: She is driven by her passion

Main entry: drive, ride

Definition: have certain properties when driven

Usage: This car rides smoothly; My new truck drives well

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