Found 2 items, similar to driven.
English → English
adj 1: compelled forcibly by an outside agency; “mobs goaded by
2: urged or forced to action through moral pressure; “felt
impelled to take a stand against the issue”
3: strongly motivated to succeed [syn: compulsive
n 1: the act of applying force to propel something; “after
reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off”
, driving force
2: a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a
machine; “a variable speed drive permitted operation
through a range of speeds”
3: a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward
a particular end; “he supported populist campaigns”
worked in the cause of world peace”
; “the team was ready
for a drive toward the pennant”
; “the movement to end
; “contributed to the war effort”
4: a road leading up to a private house; “they parked in the
, private road
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”
7: the act of driving a herd of animals overland
8: a journey in a vehicle driven by someone else; “he took the
family for a drive in his new car”
9: a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or
10: (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads
data from a storage medium
11: a wide scenic road planted with trees; “the riverside drive
offers many exciting scenic views”
12: (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
v 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; “We drove to the
university every morning”
; “They motored to London for the
3: cause someone or something to move by driving; “She drove me
to school every day”
; “We drove the car to the garage”
4: force into or from an action or state, either physically or
metaphorically; “She rammed her mind into focus”
drives me mad”
5: to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive
pressure on, or motivate strongly; “She is driven by her
6: cause to move back by force or influence; “repel the enemy”
“push back the urge to smoke”
; “beat back the invaders”
, force back
, push back
, beat back
] [ant: attract
7: compel somebody to do something, often against his own will
or judgment; “She finally drove him to change jobs”
8: push, propel, or press with force; “Drive a nail into the
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; “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
11: move into a desired direction of discourse; “What are you
12: have certain properties when driven; “This car rides
; “My new truck drives well”
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; “The car drove around
15: urge forward; “drive the cows into the barn”
16: proceed along in a vehicle; “We drive the turnpike to work”
17: strike with a driver, as in teeing off; “drive a golfball”
18: hit very hard and straight with the bat swinging more or
less vertically; “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”
drives the engines”
; “this device drives the disks for
21: hunting: search for game; “drive the forest”
22: hunting: chase from cover into more open ground; “drive the
English → English
(dr[imac]v), v. t. [imp. Drove
(dr[=a]v); p. p. Driven
pr. & vb. n. Driving
.] [AS. dr[=i]fan; akin to OS.
dr[=i]ban, D. drijven, OHG. tr[=i]ban, G. treiben, Icel.
dr[=i]fa, Goth. dreiban. Cf. Drift
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.
A storm came on and drove them into Pylos. --Jowett
Shield pressed on shield, and man drove man along.
Go drive the deer and drag the finny prey. --Pope.
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.
How . . . proud he was to drive such a brother!
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. “ Enough to
drive one mad.”
He, driven to dismount, threatened, if I did not do
the like, to do as much for my horse as fortune had
done for his. --Sir P.
4. To carry or; to keep in motion; to conduct; to prosecute.
[Now used only colloquially.] --Bacon.
The trade of life can not be driven without
5. To clear, by forcing away what is contained.
To drive the country, force the swains away.
6. (Mining) To dig Horizontally; to cut a horizontal gallery
or tunnel. --Tomlinson.
7. To pass away; -- said of time. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
8. Specif., in various games, as tennis, baseball, etc., to
propel (the ball) swiftly by a direct stroke or forcible
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
9. to operate (a vehicle) while it is on motion, by
manipulating the controls, such as the steering,
propulsion, and braking mechanisms.
, p. p.
. Also adj.
, a well made by driving a tube into the earth
to an aqueous stratum; -- called also drive well