Drive - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
- a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end (syn: campaign, cause, crusade, effort, movement)
- a road leading up to a private house (syn: driveway)
- the trait of being highly motivated
- hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver (syn: driving)
- the act of driving a herd of animals overland
- a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
- (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium
- a wide scenic road planted with trees
- (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
- travel or be transported in a vehicle (syn: motor)
- cause someone or something to move by driving
- force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically (syn: force, ram)
- to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly
- cause to move back by force or influence (syn: repel, repulse)
- compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment
- cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force
- strive and make an effort to reach a goal
- move into a desired direction of discourse
- have certain properties when driven
- work as a driver
- move by being propelled by a force
- urge forward
- proceed along in a vehicle
- strike with a driver, as in teeing off
- hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally
- excavate horizontally
- cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling
- (hunting) search for game
- (hunting) chase from cover into more open ground
He drove the car down a bumpy road.
Do you want to drive or should I?
He is learning to drive.
The car stopped and then drove off.
A car drove by us slowly.
The bus slowly drove away.
We drove all night and arrived at dawn.
We drove 160 miles to get here.
I drive on this route every day.
I drive this route every day.
It's a two-hour drive to the beach.
Her house is an hour's drive east of Los Angeles.
We took a pleasant drive in the country.
Would you like to go for a drive?
A white car was parked in the drive.
drive in — cause a run or runner to be scored
drive off — force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings
drive out — force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings
drive up — approach while driving
present participle: driving
past tense: drove
past participle: driven