drive
noun.
the act of applying force to propel something
after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off
noun.
a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds
noun.
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
noun.
a road leading up to a private house
they parked in the driveway
noun.
the trait of being highly motivated
his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers
noun.
hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
he sliced his drive out of bounds
Synonym: driving
noun.
the act of driving a herd of animals overland
noun.
a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
he took the family for a drive in his new car
Synonym: ride
noun.
a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
noun.
(computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium
noun.
a wide scenic road planted with trees
the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views
Synonym: parkway
noun.
(sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
verb.
operate or control a vehicle
drive a car or bus|Can you drive this four-wheel truck?
verb.
travel or be transported in a vehicle
We drove to the university every morning|They motored to London for the theater
Synonym: motor
verb.
cause someone or something to move by driving
She drove me to school every day|We drove the car to the garage
verb.
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
verb.
to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly
She is driven by her passion
verb.
cause to move back by force or influence
repel the enemy|push back the urge to smoke|beat back the invaders
verb.
compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment
She finally drove him to change jobs
verb.
push, propel, or press with force
Drive a nail into the wall
verb.
cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force
drive the ball far out into the field
verb.
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: labor, labour, push, tug
verb.
move into a desired direction of discourse
What are you driving at?
Synonym: aim, get
verb.
have certain properties when driven
This car rides smoothly|My new truck drives well
Synonym: ride
verb.
work as a driver
He drives a bread truck|She drives for the taxi company in Newark
verb.
move by being propelled by a force
The car drove around the corner
verb.
urge forward
drive the cows into the barn
verb.
proceed along in a vehicle
We drive the turnpike to work
Synonym: take
verb.
strike with a driver, as in teeing off
drive a golf ball
verb.
hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally
drive a ball
verb.
excavate horizontally
drive a tunnel
verb.
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
verb.
(hunting) search for game
drive the forest
verb.
(hunting) chase from cover into more open ground
drive the game