from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past participle of drive.
  • adj. Piled up or carried along by a current: driven snow.
  • adj. Motivated by or having a compulsive quality or need: a driven person.
  • adj. Caused, sustained, or stimulated: an export-driven economic recovery.
  • adj. Powered, operated, or controlled: a piston-driven airplane; a menu-driven software program.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Past participle of drive
  • adj. Obsessed; passionately motivated to achieve goals.
  • adj. Formed into snowdrifts by wind.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • of drive. Also adj.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Past participle of drive.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. strongly motivated to succeed
  • adj. compelled forcibly by an outside agency
  • adj. urged or forced to action through moral pressure


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