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Definition of Driving

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act of operating a vehicle
vigorous, energetic; transferring power; used when operating a vehicle
impel forward; guide the direction of something (i.e. car, animal, etc.); travel in a car; transport in a vehicle; urge, compel; hit a ball very hard (Sports); work towards a goal; rush toward
Driving Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(p. pr. & vb. n.)
of Drive
The act of forcing or urging something along; the act of pressing or moving on furiously.
Tendency; drift.
Having great force of impulse; as, a driving wind or storm.
Communicating force; impelling; as, a driving shaft.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
hEnglish - advanced version

\driv"ing\, a.
1. having great force of impulse; as, a driving wind or storm.
2. communicating force; impelling; as, a driving shaft.
axle, the axle of a driving wheel, as in a locomotive.
box (locomotive), the journal box of a driving axle. see illust. of locomotive.
note (mus.), a syncopated note; a tone begun on a weak part of a measure and held through the next accented part, thus anticipating the accent and driving it through.
spring, a spring fixed upon the box of the driving axle of a locomotive engine to support the weight and deaden shocks. [eng.]
wheel (mach.), a wheel that communicates motion; one of the large wheels of a locomotive to which the connecting rods of the engine are attached; -- called also, simply, driver. see illust. of locomotive.
\driv"ing\, n. 1. the act of forcing or urging something along; the act of pressing or moving on furiously.
2. tendency; drift. [r.]

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 driving axle 
 driving note 
 driving force 
 driving box 
 driving wheel 
 driving spring 
English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Annos = n. a driving; v. to drive to chase
Burthiad = n. a driving off
Ffeigiad = n. a driving; to extremity
Gorddoi = a. impulsive, driving
Gyriad = n. a driving; a racing
Gyrod = n. a driving; impulsion
Gyrol = a. driving; impulsive
Hwyliad = n. a driving; a butting; a progression; a sailing
Tarf = n. a driving; dispersion
Tolciad = n. a driving in
Ulliad = n. a sudden driving
Australian Slang
offence of negligent driving
WordNet 2.0

1. hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver; "he sliced his drive out of bounds"
(synonym) drive
(hypernym) golf stroke, golf shot, swing
(derivation) drive
2. the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
(hypernym) travel, traveling, travelling
(hyponym) motoring
(derivation) drive
(class) drive up

1. having the power of driving or impelling; "a driving personal ambition"; "the driving force was his innate enthusiasm"; "an impulsive force"
(synonym) impulsive
(similar) dynamic, dynamical
2. acting with vigor; "responsibility turned the spoiled playboy into a driving young executive"
(similar) energetic

1. the act of applying force to propel something; "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"
(synonym) thrust, driving force
(hypernym) propulsion, actuation
(hyponym) firewall
(derivation) repel, repulse, force back, push back, beat back
2. a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine; "a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds"
(hypernym) mechanism
(hyponym) fusee drive, fusee
3. 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"
(synonym) campaign, cause, crusade, movement, effort
(hypernym) venture
(hyponym) advertising campaign, ad campaign, ad blitz
(derivation) get, aim
4. a road leading up to a private house; "they parked in the driveway"
(synonym) driveway, private road
(hypernym) road, route
(part-meronym) turnaround
5. the trait of being highly motivated; "his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers"
(hypernym) trait
(hyponym) action
6. hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver; "he sliced his drive out of bounds"
(synonym) driving
(hypernym) golf stroke, golf shot, swing
7. the act of driving a herd of animals overland
(hypernym) transportation, transfer, transferral, conveyance
(hyponym) cattle drive
8. a journey in a vehicle driven by someone else; "he took the family for a drive in his new car"
(synonym) ride
(hypernym) journey, journeying
(hyponym) lift
(derivation) take
9. a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
(hypernym) physiological state, physiological condition
(hyponym) hunger, hungriness
10. (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium
(hypernym) device
(hyponym) CD drive
(part-meronym) spindle, mandrel, mandril, arbor
(classification) computer science, computing
11. a wide scenic road planted with trees; "the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views"
(synonym) parkway
(hypernym) road, route
(derivation) take
12. (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
(hypernym) return
(hyponym) forehand drive
(classification) tennis, lawn tennis

1. operate or control a vehicle; "drive a car or bus"; "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?"
(hypernym) operate, control
(hyponym) coach
(verb-group) ride
(derivation) driveway, private road
(classification) driving
2. travel or be transported in a vehicle; "We drove to the university every morning"; "They motored to London for the theater"
(synonym) motor
(hypernym) travel, go, move, locomote
(entail) ride
(verb-group) take
(derivation) driveway, private road
(classification) driving
3. cause someone or something to move by driving; "She drove me to school every day"; "We drove the car to the garage"
(hypernym) move, displace
(hyponym) pull
(see-also) rout out, drive out, force out, rouse
(verb-group) take
(derivation) ride
4. force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad"
(synonym) force, ram
(hypernym) thrust
(hyponym) toe, toenail
(see-also) screw, drive in
(derivation) campaign, cause, crusade, movement, effort
5. to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly; "She is driven by her passion"
(hypernym) coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force
(verb-group) force, ram
6. cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders"
(synonym) repel, repulse, force back, push back, beat back
(hypernym) push, force
(derivation) campaign, cause, crusade, movement, effort
7. compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment; "She finally drove him to change jobs"
(hypernym) make
(derivation) campaign, cause, crusade, movement, effort
8. push, propel, or press with force; "Drive a nail into the wall"
(hypernym) propel, impel
9. cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force; "drive the ball far out into the field"
(hypernym) throw
(verb-group) repel, repulse, force back, push back, beat back
(derivation) driving
10. 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"
(synonym) tug, labor, labour, push
(hypernym) fight, struggle
(hyponym) strive, reach, strain
(verb-group) push, bear on
(derivation) campaign, cause, crusade, movement, effort
11. move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?"
(synonym) get, aim
(hypernym) mean, intend
(derivation) drift, trend, movement
12. have certain properties when driven; "This car rides smoothly"; "My new truck drives well"
(synonym) ride
(derivation) driveway, private road
13. work as a driver; "He drives a bread truck"; "She drives for the taxi company in Newark"
(hypernym) work, do work
(derivation) driveway, private road
14. move by being propelled by a force; "The car drove around the corner"
(hyponym) pull
(derivation) driveway, private road
15. urge forward; "drive the cows into the barn"
(hypernym) push, force
(hyponym) mush
16. proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work"
(synonym) take
(hypernym) traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across
(verb-group) motor
(derivation) driveway, private road
(classification) driving
17. strike with a driver, as in teeing off; "drive a golfball"
(hypernym) hit
(derivation) driving
(classification) golf, golf game
18. hit very hard and straight with the bat swinging more or less vertically; "drive a ball"
(hypernym) hit
(classification) cricket
19. excavate horizontally; "drive a tunnel"
(hypernym) excavate, dig, hollow
(derivation) drift, heading, gallery
(classification) mining, excavation
20. 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"
(hypernym) power
(derivation) driver, device driver
21. hunting: search for game; "drive the forest"
(hypernym) hunt, run, hunt down, track down
22. hunting: chase from cover into more open ground; "drive the game"
(hypernym) hunt, run, hunt down, track down
Driving Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of driving a carriage, signifies unjust criticism of your seeming extravagance. You will be compelled to do things which appear undignified.

To dream of driving a public cab, denotes menial labor, with little chance for advancement. If it is a wagon, you will remain in poverty and unfortunate circumstances for some time. If you are driven in these conveyances by others, you will profit by superior knowledge of the world, and will always find some path through difficulties. If you are a man, you will, in affairs with women, drive your wishes to a speedy consummation. If a woman, you will hold men's hearts at low value after succeeding in getting a hold on them.

See Cab or Carriage.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Dream Symbols
Striving towards ideals or activating mental / spiritual; To crossroads: heading for trouble / suffering; With family member: carrying the influence of the family.
Driving Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Driving most often refers to the controlled operation and movement of a motorized vehicle, such as a car, truck, or bus.

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Driving Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
The state of being carried at random, as impelled by a storm or current. It is generally expressed of a ship when accidentally broken loose from her anchors or moorings.
Driving Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
american horse racing dictionary
A horse that is all out to win and under strong urging from its jockey.