1. the act of applying force to propel something
- after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off
Similar word(s): thrust
2. a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
- a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds
Definition categories: man–made, mechanism
3. a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
- the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant
4. a road leading up to a private house
- they parked in the driveway
Similar word(s): driveway
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
Similar word(s): driving
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
Similar word(s): ride
9. a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
Definition categories: state
10. (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium
Definition categories: man–made, device
11. a wide scenic road planted with trees
- the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views
Similar word(s): parkway
12. (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
Sentences with drive as a noun:
- Crassus had wealth and wit, but Pompey had drive and Caesar as much again.
- Napoleon's drive on Moscow was as determined as it was disastrous.
- Some old model trains have clockwork drives.
- It was a long drive.
- The mansion had a long, tree-lined drive.
- Beverly Hills’ most famous street is Rodeo Drive.
- a whist drive; a beetle drive
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
Similar word(s): motor
3. cause someone or something to move by driving
4. force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
- 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
6. cause to move back by force or influence
7. compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment
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
11. move into a desired direction of discourse
12. have certain properties when driven
- My new truck drives well
Similar word(s): ride
Definition categories: stative
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
15. urge forward
- drive the cows into the barn
16. proceed along in a vehicle
- We drive the turnpike to work
Similar word(s): take
17. strike with a driver, as in teeing off
- drive a golf ball
18. hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally
- drive a ball
19. excavate horizontally
- drive a tunnel
20. 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
21. (hunting) search for game
- drive the forest
22. (hunting) chase from cover into more open ground
- drive the game
Sentences with drive as a verb:
- to drive sheep out of a field
- You drive nails into wood with a hammer.
- The pistons drive the crankshaft.
- drive a car
- What drives a person to run a marathon?
- This constant complaining is going to drive me to insanity.
- I drive to work every day.