What is drive?

  • (verb): Urge forward.
    Example: "Drive the cows into the barn"
    See also — Additional definitions below

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More definitions of "drive":

  • (noun): A physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire.
  • (noun): A wide scenic road planted with trees.
    Example: "The riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views"
    Synonyms: parkway
  • (verb): To compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly.
    Example: "She is driven by her passion"
  • (verb): Move by being propelled by a force.
    Example: "The car drove around the corner"
  • (noun): The trait of being highly motivated.
    Example: "His drive and energy exhausted his co-workers"
  • (verb): Hit very hard and straight with the bat swinging more or less vertically.
    Example: "Drive a ball"
  • (noun): Hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver.
    Example: "He sliced his drive out of bounds"
    Synonyms: driving
  • (noun): (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash).
  • (verb): Move into a desired direction of discourse.
    Example: "What are you driving at?"
    Synonyms: get, aim
  • (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"
    Synonyms: campaign, cause, crusade, movement, effort
  • (verb): Strive and make an effort to reach a goal.
    Example: "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis"
    Synonyms: tug, labor, labour, push
  • (noun): (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium.
  • (noun): The act of applying force to propel something.
    Example: "After reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"
    Synonyms: thrust, driving force
  • (verb): Hunting: chase from cover into more open ground.
    Example: "Drive the game"
  • (verb): Travel or be transported in a vehicle.
    Synonyms: motor
  • (verb): Compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment.
    Example: "She finally drove him to change jobs"
  • (verb): Force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically.
    Synonyms: force, ram
  • (verb): Proceed along in a vehicle.
    Example: "We drive the turnpike to work"
    Synonyms: take
  • (verb): Cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force.
    Example: "Drive the ball far out into the field"
  • (noun): A journey in a vehicle driven by someone else.
    Example: "He took the family for a drive in his new car"
    Synonyms: ride
  • (verb): Strike with a driver, as in teeing off.
    Example: "Drive a golfball"
  • (verb): Have certain properties when driven.
    Synonyms: ride
  • (verb): Work as a driver.
    Example: "He drives a bread truck"; "She drives for the taxi company in Newark"
  • (noun): The act of driving a herd of animals overland.
  • (verb): Excavate horizontally.
    Example: "Drive a tunnel"
  • (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"
  • (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"; "steam drives the engines"; "this device drives the disks for the computer"
  • (verb): Operate or control a vehicle.
    Example: "Drive a car or bus"; "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?"
  • (verb): Cause someone or something to move by driving.
    Example: "She drove me to school every day"; "We drove the car to the garage"
  • (verb): Push, propel, or press with force.
    Example: "Drive a nail into the wall"

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    Have Johnny fix him a sandwich or something. Any man running for the Senate has to wantsomething. Right, Bud?
    Okay, start the bus then. And drive them over a cliff.
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    They shoulda called me Little Cocaine, I was sniffing so much of the stuff! My nose got big enough to back a diesel truck in, unload it, and drive it right out again.
    Little Richard (b. 1932)