Associations to the word «Drive»


DRIVE, noun. ​Self-motivation; ability coupled with ambition.
DRIVE, noun. Violent or rapid motion; a rushing onward or away; especially, a forced or hurried dispatch of business.
DRIVE, noun. An act of driving animals forward, to be captured, hunted etc.
DRIVE, noun. (military) A sustained advance in the face of the enemy to take a strategic objective.
DRIVE, noun. A motor that does not take fuel, but instead depends on a mechanism that stores potential energy for subsequent use.
DRIVE, noun. A trip made in a motor vehicle.
DRIVE, noun. A driveway.
DRIVE, noun. A type of public roadway.
DRIVE, noun. (dated) A place suitable or agreeable for driving; a road prepared for driving.
DRIVE, noun. (psychology) Desire or interest.
DRIVE, noun. (computing) An apparatus for reading and writing data to or from a mass storage device such as a disk, as a floppy drive.
DRIVE, noun. (computing) A mass storage device in which the mechanism for reading and writing data is integrated with the mechanism for storing data, as a hard drive, a flash drive.
DRIVE, noun. (golf) A stroke made with a driver.
DRIVE, noun. (baseball) (tennis) A ball struck in a flat trajectory.
DRIVE, noun. (cricket) A type of shot played by swinging the bat in a vertical arc, through the line of the ball, and hitting it along the ground, normally between cover and midwicket.
DRIVE, noun. (soccer) A straight level shot or pass.
DRIVE, noun. (American football) An offensive possession, generally one consisting of several plays and/ or first downs, often leading to a scoring opportunity.
DRIVE, noun. A charity event such as a fundraiser, bake sale, or toy drive.
DRIVE, noun. (typography) An impression or matrix formed by a punch drift.
DRIVE, noun. A collection of objects that are driven; a mass of logs to be floated down a river.
DRIVE, verb. (transitive) To impel or urge onward by force; to push forward; to compel to move on.
DRIVE, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) To direct a vehicle powered by a horse, ox or similar animal.
DRIVE, verb. (transitive) To cause animals to flee out of.
DRIVE, verb. (transitive) To move (something) by hitting it with great force.
DRIVE, verb. (transitive) To cause (a mechanism) to operate.
DRIVE, verb. (transitive) (ergative) To operate (a wheeled motorized vehicle).
DRIVE, verb. (transitive) To motivate; to provide an incentive for.
DRIVE, verb. (transitive) To compel (to do something).
DRIVE, verb. (transitive) To cause to become.
DRIVE, verb. (intransitive) (cricket) (tennis) (baseball) To hit the ball with a drive.
DRIVE, verb. (intransitive) To travel by operating a wheeled motorized vehicle.
DRIVE, verb. (transitive) To convey (a person, etc) in a wheeled motorized vehicle.
DRIVE, verb. (intransitive) To move forcefully.
DRIVE, verb. To urge, press, or bring to a point or state.
DRIVE, verb. To carry or to keep in motion; to conduct; to prosecute.
DRIVE, verb. To clear, by forcing away what is contained.
DRIVE, verb. (mining) To dig horizontally; to cut a horizontal gallery or tunnel.
DRIVE, verb. (American football) To put together a drive (n.): to string together offensive plays and advance the ball down the field.
DRIVE, verb. (obsolete) To distrain for rent.
DRIVE AT, verb. (transitive) To mean, signify; to aim or tend to a point.
DRIVE AWAY, verb. Used other than as an idiom. To depart by driving a vehicle.
DRIVE AWAY, verb. (idiomatic) To force someone or something to leave
DRIVE BY SHOOTING, noun. An assassination carried out on a person from vehicle.
DRIVE BY SHOOTINGS, noun. Plural of drive by shooting
DRIVE HOME, verb. (transitive) To push to or into a target.
DRIVE HOME, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To emphasize (a point) with tangible or powerful demonstration.
DRIVE IN, verb. (transitive) (baseball) (of a hitter) To hit the ball or reach base in such a way that a run scores.
DRIVE IRISH TANDEM, verb. (UK) (dated) To walk; to go by foot.
DRIVE OFF, verb. (idiomatic) To force to leave or go away.
DRIVE OFF, noun. Alternative spelling of drive-off
DRIVE OFFS, noun. Plural of drive off an alternative spelling of drive-off
DRIVE OUT, verb. (idiomatic) to push or to pull, i.e. to force, (someone or something) out of somewhere
DRIVE SHED, noun. Alternative form of driveshed
DRIVE SHEDS, noun. Plural of drive shed
DRIVE SOMEONE CRAZY, verb. (idiomatic) to cause insanity onto someone
DRIVE SOMEONE CRAZY, verb. (idiomatic) to annoy or irritate
DRIVE SOMEONE CRAZY, verb. (idiomatic) to cause to be infatuated
DRIVE SOMEONE UP THE WALL, verb. (idiomatic) To make a person very angry or bored; to infuriate.
DRIVE THE PORCELAIN BUS, verb. (idiomatic) (euphemistic) (humorous) To vomit, especially while drunk or hung over.
DRIVE TIME, noun. (countable) (uncountable) The time it takes to drive between two points.
DRIVE TIME, noun. (uncountable) (countable) (broadcasting) The time of the day when most people commute to work, regarded as a popular time to listen to the radio.
DRIVE TIMES, noun. Plural of drive time
DRIVE TRAIN, noun. Alternative form of drivetrain
DRIVE TRAINS, noun. Plural of drive train
DRIVE TRUCK, verb. (trucking) To drive a semi truck.
DRIVE WHEEL, noun. A wheel that transmits power to other elements of a mechanism.
DRIVE WHEELS, noun. Plural of drive wheel

Dictionary definition

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

Wise words

More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery