1. [ verb ] (work,transportation) operate or control a vehicle

"drive a car or bus" "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?"

Related terms: work operate coach cruise test_drive driving driver
2. [ verb ] (transportation) travel or be transported in a vehicle
Synonyms: motor

"We drove to the university every morning" "They motored to London for the theater"

Related terms: travel ride
3. [ verb ] cause someone or something to move by driving

"She drove me to school every day" "We drove the car to the garage"

Related terms: move pull drive_around chase_away chase_away chase_away rout_out
4. [ verb ] force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
Synonyms: force ram run

"She rammed her mind into focus" "He drives me mad"

Related terms: thrust toe drive_home screw hammer_in campaign
5. [ verb ] to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly

"She is driven by her passion"

Related terms: coerce force
6. [ noun ] the act of applying force to propel something
Synonyms: driving_force thrust

"after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"

Related terms: propulsion firewall impulse lunge
7. [ verb ] cause to move back by force or influence
Synonyms: repel push_back beat_back force_back repulse

"repel the enemy" "push back the urge to smoke" "beat back the invaders"

Related terms: attract attract push campaign rollback
8. [ noun ] a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine

"a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds"

Related terms: mechanism fusee
9. [ verb ] compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment

"She finally drove him to change jobs"

Related terms: make force
10. [ noun ] a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
Synonyms: cause campaign movement crusade effort

"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"

Related terms: venture campaigning advertising_campaign reform war fund-raising_campaign gay_liberation_movement anti-war_movement consumerism ecumenical_movement feminist_movement lost_cause youth_movement force repel crusade
11. [ noun ] (housing,transportation) a road leading up to a private house
Synonyms: driveway private_road

"they parked in the driveway"

Related terms: road turnaround
12. [ verb ] cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force

"drive the ball far out into the field"

Related terms: throw repel
13. [ verb ] push, propel, or press with force

"Drive the cows into the stable"

Related terms: propel driving
14. [ verb ] (work,transportation) move into a certain direction; of a car
Synonyms: pull motor

"The van pulled up"

Related terms: travel cut_in driving pull motor driveway motoring ride
15. [ noun ] the trait of being highly motivated

"his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers"

Related terms: trait action push enterprise aggressiveness ambition
16. [ noun ] (sport,golf) hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
Synonyms: driving

"he sliced his drive out of bounds"

Related terms: golf_stroke
17. [ verb ] move into a desired direction of discourse
Synonyms: aim get

"What are you driving at?"

Related terms: mean drift
18. [ noun ] (transportation) the act of driving a herd of animals overland
Related terms: transportation cattle_drive
19. [ noun ] (transportation) a journey in a vehicle driven by someone else
Synonyms: ride

"he took the family for a drive in his new car"

Related terms: journey spin lift joyride ride ride pull ride ride
20. [ verb ] exert oneself, make an effort to reach a goal
Synonyms: labor push labour tug

"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"

Related terms: fight strive press_on push undertaking labor campaign laborer
21. [ verb ] have certain properties when driven
Synonyms: ride

"This car rides smoothly" "My new truck drives well"

Related terms: ride driveway
22. [ verb ] (work,transportation) move by being propelled by a force

"The car drove around the corner"

Related terms: travel pull
23. [ verb ] (mining) mining: excavate horizontally

"drive a tunnel"

Related terms: excavate mining
24. [ verb ] (work) work as a driver

"He drives a bread truck" "She drives for the taxi company in Newark"

Related terms: work driver
25. [ verb ] (golf) golf: strike with a driver, as in teeing off

"drive a golfball"

Related terms: hit golf driver driver
26. [ verb ] (cricket) cricket: hit very hard and straight with the bat swinging more or less vertically

: "drive a ball"

Related terms: hit cricket
27. [ 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"

Related terms: power driver
28. [ noun ] (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium
Related terms: device CD-ROM_drive CD_drive external_drive internal_drive RAM_disk disk_drive spindle computer_science
29. [ noun ] a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
Related terms: physiological_state hunger thirst hypoxia sex_drive
30. [ verb ] (work,transportation) informal: drive (a vehicle)
Synonyms: tool

"The convertible tooled down the street"

Related terms: travel pull joyride
31. [ verb ] hunting: search for game

"drive the forest"

Related terms: hunt
32. [ verb ] proceed along in a vehicle
Synonyms: take

"We drive the turnpike to work"

Related terms: traverse driving pull driveway
33. [ verb ] hunting: chase from cover into more open ground

"drive the game"

Related terms: hunt
34. [ verb ] urge forward

"drive the cows into the barn"

Related terms: push mush
35. [ noun ] (transportation) a wide scenic road planted with trees
Synonyms: parkway

"the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views"

Related terms: road pull
36. [ noun ] (sport,tennis) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
Related terms: return backhand_drive forehand_drive tennis squash
Similar spelling:   drove