Dictionary Results for drive


1. drive - noun

· the act of applying force to propel something; "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"

Synonym(s): thrust, driving_force

Hypernym(s): propulsion, actuation




2. 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"

Hypernym(s): mechanism




3. 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"

Synonym(s): campaign, cause, crusade, movement, effort

Hypernym(s): venture




4. drive - noun

· a road leading up to a private house; "they parked in the driveway"

Synonym(s): driveway, private_road

Hypernym(s): road, route




5. drive - noun

· the trait of being highly motivated; "his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers"

Hypernym(s): trait




6. drive - noun

· hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver; "he sliced his drive out of bounds"

Synonym(s): driving

Hypernym(s): golf_stroke, golf_shot, swing




7. drive - noun

· the act of driving a herd of animals overland

Hypernym(s): transportation, transport, transfer, transferral, conveyance




8. drive - noun

· a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile); "he took the family for a drive in his new car"

Synonym(s): ride

Hypernym(s): journey, journeying




9. drive - noun

· a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire

Hypernym(s): physical_condition, physiological_state, physiological_condition




10. drive - noun

· (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium

Hypernym(s): device




11. drive - noun

· a wide scenic road planted with trees; "the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views"

Synonym(s): parkway

Hypernym(s): road, route




12. drive - noun

· (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)

Hypernym(s): return




13. drive - verb

· operate or control a vehicle; "drive a car or bus"; "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?"

Hypernym(s): operate, control




14. drive - verb

· travel or be transported in a vehicle; "We drove to the university every morning"; "They motored to London for the theater"

Synonym(s): motor

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote, transport, carry




15. drive - verb

· cause someone or something to move by driving; "She drove me to school every day"; "We drove the car to the garage"

Hypernym(s): move, displace




16. drive - verb

· force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad"

Synonym(s): force, ram

Hypernym(s): thrust




17. drive - verb

· to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly; "She is driven by her passion"

Hypernym(s): coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force




18. drive - verb

· cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders"

Synonym(s): repel, repulse, force_back, push_back, beat_back

Hypernym(s): push, force




19. drive - verb

· compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment; "She finally drove him to change jobs"

Hypernym(s): make




20. drive - verb

· push, propel, or press with force; "Drive a nail into the wall"

Hypernym(s): propel, impel




21. drive - verb

· cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force; "drive the ball far out into the field"

Hypernym(s): throw




22. 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"

Synonym(s): tug, labor, labour, push

Hypernym(s): fight, struggle




23. drive - verb

· move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?"

Synonym(s): get, aim

Hypernym(s): mean, intend




24. drive - verb

· have certain properties when driven; "This car rides smoothly"; "My new truck drives well"

Synonym(s): ride




25. drive - verb

· work as a driver; "He drives a bread truck"; "She drives for the taxi company in Newark"

Hypernym(s): work, do_work




26. drive - verb

· move by being propelled by a force; "The car drove around the corner"

Hypernym(s): drive, travel, go, move, locomote




27. drive - verb

· urge forward; "drive the cows into the barn"

Hypernym(s): push, force




28. drive - verb

· proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work"

Synonym(s): take

Hypernym(s): traverse, track, cover, cross, pass_over, get_over, get_across, cut_through, cut_across




29. drive - verb

· strike with a driver, as in teeing off; "drive a golf ball"

Hypernym(s): hit




30. drive - verb

· hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally; "drive a ball"

Hypernym(s): hit




31. drive - verb

· excavate horizontally; "drive a tunnel"

Hypernym(s): excavate, dig, hollow




32. 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"

Hypernym(s): power




33. drive - verb

· (hunting) search for game; "drive the forest"

Hypernym(s): hunt, run, hunt_down, track_down




34. drive - verb

· (hunting) chase from cover into more open ground; "drive the game"

Hypernym(s): hunt, run, hunt_down, track_down





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