Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Transmitting power or motion.
  • adjective Violent, intense, or forceful.
  • adjective Energetic or active.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having great force of impulse.
  • adjective Communicating force; impelling.
  • adjective the axle of a driving wheel, as in a locomotive.
  • adjective (Locomotive) the journal box of a driving axle. See Illust. of Locomotive.
  • adjective (Mus.) a syncopated note; a tone begun on a weak part of a measure and held through the next accented part, thus anticipating the accent and driving it through.
  • adjective [Eng.] a spring fixed upon the box of the driving axle of a locomotive engine to support the weight and deaden shocks.
  • adjective (Mach.) a wheel that communicates motion; one of the large wheels of a locomotive to which the connecting rods of the engine are attached; -- called also, simply, driver. See Illust. of Locomotive.
  • noun The act of forcing or urging something along; the act of pressing or moving on furiously.
  • noun rare Tendency; drift.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of drive.
  • adjective That drives (a mechanism or process).
  • adjective of wind, etc : That drives forcefully; strong; forceful; violent
  • noun The action of the verb to drive in any sense.
  • noun In particular, the action of operating a motor vehicle.

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

  • noun the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
  • noun hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
  • adjective acting with vigor
  • adjective having the power of driving or impelling

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Examples

  • Quite often when I'm driving somewhere on my own, my cell phone will start vibrating with repeated texts coming in and when I finally get home (we rent a condo together) she will petulantly ask me why I did not respond to her texts and I'll simply reply with "… because I was * driving*??" and stare at her like she's on drugs.

    Rachel Lucas

  • C.S. Rolls, in driving from the ‘Cat and Fiddle,’ was evidently so deceived by both the gradient and the corner that he actually threw his mechanic off the car, owing to the vehicle travelling at much higher rate than was allowed for, and the gradient keeping the car running at a great speed right up to the comer.

    To Drive a Motorcar | Edwardian Promenade

  • Alabama to demonstrate that two light, and, as regards equipment, comparatively insignificant vessels of war would have little difficulty in driving from the ocean a flag which, three years ago, might have been seen upon every wave of every sea.

    Running the Blockade into the Port of Wilmington, North Carolina

  • If they slip up, is there anyone ready to slide into the title driving seat?

    Football.co.uk news feed

  • United in the title driving seat, admits Benitez LIVERPOOL: Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez admitted Manchester United were in the driving seat for the title after watching his side drop two crucial points at Anfield on Tuesday.

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  • United in the title driving seat, admits Benitez LIVERPOOL: Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez admitted Manchester United were in the driving seat for the title after watching his side drop two crucial points at Anfield on Tuesday.

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  • United in the title driving seat, admits Benitez LIVERPOOL: Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez admitted Manchester United were in the driving seat for the title after watching his side drop two crucial points at Anfield on Tuesday.

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  • United in the title driving seat, admits Benitez LIVERPOOL: Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez admitted Manchester United were in the driving seat for the title after watching his side drop two crucial points at Anfield on Tuesday.

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  • United in the title driving seat, admits Benitez LIVERPOOL: Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez admitted Manchester United were in the driving seat for the title after watching his side drop two crucial points at Anfield on Tuesday.

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  • The Prime Minister promised to spend his premiership fighting for the Big Society, which he described as his driving passion in politics.

    Evening Standard - Home

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