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Definition of Drive


  1. To impel or urge onward by force in a direction away from one, or along before one; to push forward; to compel to move on; to communicate motion to; as, to drive cattle; to drive a nail; smoke drives persons from a room.
  2. To urge on and direct the motions of, as the beasts which draw a vehicle, or the vehicle borne by them; hence, also, to take in a carriage; to convey in a vehicle drawn by beasts; as, to drive a pair of horses or a stage; to drive a person to his own door.
  3. To urge, impel, or hurry forward; to force; to constrain; to urge, press, or bring to a point or state; as, to drive a person by necessity, by persuasion, by force of circumstances, by argument, and the like.
  4. To carry or; to keep in motion; to conduct; to prosecute.
  5. To clear, by forcing away what is contained.
  6. To dig Horizontally; to cut a horizontal gallery or tunnel.
  7. To pass away; -- said of time.
  8. To rush and press with violence; to move furiously.
  9. To be forced along; to be impelled; to be moved by any physical force or agent; to be driven.
  10. To go by carriage; to pass in a carriage; to proceed by directing or urging on a vehicle or the animals that draw it; as, the coachman drove to my door.
  11. To press forward; to aim, or tend, to a point; to make an effort; to strive; -- usually with at.
  12. To distrain for rent.
  13. Driven.
  14. The act of driving; a trip or an excursion in a carriage, as for exercise or pleasure; -- distinguished from a ride taken on horseback.
  15. A place suitable or agreeable for driving; a road prepared for driving.
  16. Violent or rapid motion; a rushing onward or away; esp., a forced or hurried dispatch of business.
  17. In type founding and forging, an impression or matrix, formed by a punch drift.
  18. A collection of objects that are driven; a mass of logs to be floated down a river.
  19. To make a drive, or stroke from the tee.
  20. Specif., in various games, as tennis, baseball, etc., to propel (the ball) swiftly by a direct stroke or forcible throw.
  21. In various games, as tennis, cricket, etc., the act of player who drives the ball; the stroke or blow; the flight of the ball, etc., so driven.
  22. A stroke from the tee, generally a full shot made with a driver; also, the distance covered by such a stroke.
  23. An implement used for driving;
  24. A mallet.
  25. A tamping iron.
  26. A cooper's hammer for driving on barrel hoops.
  27. A wooden-headed golf club with a long shaft, for playing the longest strokes.

Drive Quotations

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it's possible to achieve the American dream.
Tommy Hilfiger

I've always found that anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way and you've got to have that drive and determination to overcome those obstacles on route to whatever it is that you want to accomplish.
Chuck Norris

If you don't drive your business, you will be driven out of business. - B. C. Forbes
If you don't drive your business, you will be driven out of business.
B. C. Forbes

You can do anything as long as you have the passion, the drive, the focus, and the support.
Sabrina Bryan
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Drive Translations

drive in Afrikaans is dryf
drive in Dutch is oprit, oprijlaan
drive in Finnish is karkottaa
drive in French is traquer, prise, entrainent, pousser, pourchasser
drive in German is antreiben, Laufwerk, Laufwerk/fahren, Antrieb {m}
drive in Italian is volare, andara, spingere, giro
drive in Latin is ago (egi actum ), veho, cogo
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