Definition of DRIVE

noun : DRIVE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine; "a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 5. (

    ) the trait of being highly motivated; "his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers" ;

  • 6. (

    ) hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver; "he sliced his drive out of bounds" ;

  • 7. (

    ) the act of driving a herd of animals overland ;

  • 8. (

    ) a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile); "he took the family for a drive in his new car" ;

  • 9. (

    ) a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire ;

  • 10. (

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

  • 11. (

    ) a wide scenic road planted with trees; "the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views" ;

  • 12. (

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

verb : DRIVE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) operate or control a vehicle; "drive a car or bus"; "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?" ;

  • 2. (

    ) travel or be transported in a vehicle; "We drove to the university every morning"; "They motored to London for the theater" ;

  • 3. (

    ) cause someone or something to move by driving; "She drove me to school every day"; "We drove the car to the garage" ;

  • 4. (

    ) force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad" ;

  • 5. (

    ) to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly; "She is driven by her passion" ;

  • 7. (

    ) compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment; "She finally drove him to change jobs" ;

  • 8. (

    ) push, propel, or press with force; "Drive a nail into the wall" ;

  • 9. (

    ) cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force; "drive the ball far out into the field" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 11. (

    ) move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?" ;

  • 12. (

    ) have certain properties when driven; "This car rides smoothly"; "My new truck drives well" ;

  • 13. (

    ) work as a driver; "He drives a bread truck"; "She drives for the taxi company in Newark" ;

  • 14. (

    ) move by being propelled by a force; "The car drove around the corner" ;

  • 15. (

    ) urge forward; "drive the cows into the barn" ;

  • 16. (

    ) proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work" ;

  • 17. (