Definitions of drive:
- noun: the act of applying force to propel something
Example: "After reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"
- noun: a journey in a vehicle driven by someone else
Example: "He took the family for a drive in his new car"
- noun: the act of driving a herd of animals overland
- noun: (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
- noun: hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
Example: "He sliced his drive out of bounds"
- noun: a wide scenic road planted with trees
Example: "The riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views"
- noun: a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
Example: "A variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds"
- noun: (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium
- noun: the trait of being highly motivated
Example: "His drive and energy exhausted his co-workers"
- noun: a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
- noun: a road leading up to a private house
Example: "They parked in the driveway"
- noun: a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
Example: "The team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"
- verb: cause someone or something to move by driving
- verb: move by being propelled by a force
- verb: work as a driver
Example: "He drives a bread truck"
- verb: to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly
Example: "She is driven by her passion"
- verb: have certain properties when driven
Example: "My new truck drives well"
- verb: move into a desired direction of discourse
- verb: hunting: chase from cover into more open ground
Example: "Drive the game"
- verb: hunting: search for game
Example: "Drive the forest"
- verb: cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling
Example: "The amplifier drives the tube"
- verb: excavate horizontally
Example: "Drive a tunnel"
- verb: hit very hard and straight with the bat swinging more or less vertically
Example: "Drive a ball"
- verb: strike with a driver, as in teeing off
Example: "Drive a golfball"
- verb: cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force
Example: "Drive the ball far out into the field"
- verb: push, propel, or press with force
Example: "Drive a nail into the wall"
- verb: compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment
- verb: travel or be transported in a vehicle
- verb: proceed along in a vehicle
Example: "We drive the turnpike to work"
- verb: operate or control a vehicle
Example: "Drive a car or bus"
- verb: urge forward
Example: "Drive the cows into the barn"
- verb: cause to move back by force or influence
- verb: force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
Example: "He drives me mad"
- verb: strive and make an effort to reach a goal
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