drive drive  /d ˈraɪv/


  1. (n) the act of applying force to propel something
  2. (n) a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
  3. (n) a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
  4. (n) a road leading up to a private house
  5. (n) the trait of being highly motivated
  6. (n) hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
  7. (n) the act of driving a herd of animals overland
  8. (n) a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
  9. (n) a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
  10. (n) (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium
  11. (n) a wide scenic road planted with trees
  12. (n) (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
  13. (v) operate or control a vehicle
  14. (v) travel or be transported in a vehicle
  15. (v) cause someone or something to move by driving
  16. (v) force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
  17. (v) to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly
  18. (v) cause to move back by force or influence
  19. (v) compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment
  20. (v) push, propel, or press with force
  21. (v) cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force
  22. (v) strive and make an effort to reach a goal
  23. (v) move into a desired direction of discourse
  24. (v) have certain properties when driven
  25. (v) work as a driver
  26. (v) move by being propelled by a force
  27. (v) urge forward
  28. (v) proceed along in a vehicle
  29. (v) strike with a driver, as in teeing off
  30. (v) hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally
  31. (v) excavate horizontally
  32. (v) cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling
  33. (v) hunting: search for game
  34. (v) hunting: chase from cover into more open ground


  1. Although it couples two of America's greatest passions, cars and movies, the drive-in theater has seen its share of problems.
  2. The PS3 thinks locally it handles content best when it's on its hard drive, or on a disc in its drive, or on a memory card or USB keychain that's plugged in directly.
  3. A hard drive that's close to maxing out can really slow things down, notes Omid Rahmat, publisher of tomshardware.


  1. Blood drive and derby race to honor Mark Howard

    Decatur – A memorial blood drive and pinewood derby race is set for Saturday.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: WAND TV 17 Decatur

  2. Drive-by shooting near 26th, I-135 injures one

    One person was hurt in a drive-by shooting early Friday morning in Wichita, authorities said.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Wichita Eagle

  3. Blood drive planned at Chester First Aid Building on Saturday, June 29

    CHESTER – A blood drive is planned for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 29, at the Chester First Aid building, 100 North Road.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Observer-Tribune


  1. "These changes are crucial to drive future growth and realize the promise of being a global health care leader for the long term," Chairman and Chief Executive Richard T. Clark said in a press release.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Richard Clark Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. "It is terrific news," City manager Mark Hughes told the official club website. "Carlos is an international player of the highest class who possesses all the attributes that will help drive this club forward. He is not only outstanding...
    on Jul 13, 2009 By: Mark Hughes Source:

  3. "I'm going to keep this Senate option for me a real possibility, you know, and therefore I can drive a hard bargain," Mr. Blagojevich said in a recorded conversation with an adviser, according to the affidavit.
    on Dec 9, 2008 By: Rod Blagojevich Source: New York Times

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