HyperDic: drive

English > 34 senses of the word drive:
VERBmotiondriveoperate or control a vehicle
motiondrive, motortravel or be transported in a vehicle
motiondrivecause someone or something to move by driving
contactdrive, force, ramforce into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
socialdriveto compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly
contactdrive, repel, repulse, force back, push back, beat backcause to move back / back by force or influence
creationdrivecompel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment
contactdrivepush, propel, or press with force
contactdrivecause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force
socialdrive, tug, labor, labour, pushstrive and make an effort to reach / reach a goal / goal
communicationdrive, get, aimmove into a desired direction of discourse
stativedrive, ridehave certain properties when driven
socialdrivework as a driver
motiondrivemove by being propelled by a force
motiondriveurge forward
motiondrive, takeproceed along in a vehicle
contactdrivestrike with a driver, as in teeing off
contactdrivehit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally
contactdriveexcavate horizontally
consumptiondrivecause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling
competitiondrive(hunting) search for game
competitiondrive(hunting) chase from cover into more open ground
NOUNactdrive, thrust, driving forcethe act of applying force to propel something
artifactdrivea mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
actdrive, campaign, cause, crusade, movement, efforta series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
artifactdrive, driveway, private roada road leading up to a private house
attributedrivethe trait of being highly motivated
actdrive, drivinghitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
actdrivethe act of driving a herd of animals overland
actdrive, ridea journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
statedrivea physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
artifactdrive(computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium
artifactdrive, parkwaya wide scenic road planted with trees
actdrive(sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
drive > pronunciation
Soundsdray'v
Rhymesalive ... thrive: 23 rhymes with ayv...
English > drive: 34 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of applying force to propel something.
Example"after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"
Synonymsthrust, driving force
Narrowerfirewall(colloquial) the application of maximum thrust
impulse, impulsion, impetusThe act of applying force suddenly
Broaderpropulsion, actuationThe act of propelling
Spanishempuje, fuerza, impulso
Catalanimpuls
Verbsdrivecause to move back / back by force or influence
English > drive: 34 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine.
Example"a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds"
Narrowerfusee drive, fuseeA spirally grooved spindle in a clock that counteracts the diminishing power of the uncoiling mainspring
Broadermechanismdevice consisting of a piece of machinery
Verbsdrivecause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling
English > drive: 34 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end.
Example "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"
Synonymscampaign, cause, crusade, movement, effort
Narroweradvertising campaign, ad campaign, ad blitzAn organized program of advertisements
anti-war movementA campaign against entering or continuing a war
campaigning, candidacy, candidature, electioneering, political campaignThe campaign of a candidate to be elected
charm campaignA campaign of flattery and friendliness (by a company, politician, etc.) to become more popular and gain support
consumerismA movement advocating greater protection of the interests of consumers
feminist movement, feminism, women's liberation movement, women's libThe movement aimed at equal rights for women
fund-raising campaign, fund-raising drive, fund-raising effortA campaign to raise money for some cause
gay liberation movement, gay libThe movement aimed at liberating homosexuals from legal or social or economic oppression
lost causeA defeated cause or a cause for which defeat is inevitable
reformA campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices
warA concerted campaign to end something that is injurious
youth movement, youth crusadePolitical or religious or social reform movement or agitation consisting chiefly of young people
BroaderventureAny venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome
Spanishcampaña, causa, cometido, cruzada, empeño, misión, movimiento
Catalancampanya, causa, moviment
Verbsdrivemove into a desired direction of discourse
driveforce into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
drivecause to move back / back by force or influence
drivecompel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment
drivestrive and make an effort to reach / reach a goal / goal
English > drive: 34 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA road leading up to a private house.
Example"they parked in the driveway"
Synonymsdriveway, private road
PartsturnaroundAn area sufficiently large for a vehicle to turn around
Broaderroad, routeAn open way (generally public) for travel or transportation / transportation
Spanishcalzada
Catalangual
Verbsdrivetravel or be transported in a vehicle
driveoperate or control a vehicle
drivemove by being propelled by a force
driveproceed along in a vehicle
drivework as a driver
drivehave certain properties when driven
English > drive: 34 senses > noun 5, attribute
MeaningThe trait of being highly motivated.
Example"his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers"
NarroweractionThe trait of being active and energetic / energetic and forceful
aggressivenessThe quality of being bold and enterprising
ambition, ambitiousnessA strong drive for success / success
energy, push, get-up-and-goenterprising or ambitious drive
enterprise, enterprisingness, initiative, go-aheadreadiness to embark on bold new ventures
BroadertraitA distinguishing feature of your personal nature
Spanishdinamismo, empuje
Catalandinamisme, empenta
English > drive: 34 senses > noun 6, act
Meaninghitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver.
Example"he sliced his drive out of bounds"
Synonymdriving
Broadergolf stroke, golf shot, swingThe act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
Spanishdrive
Catalandrive
Verbsdrivecause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force
drivestrike with a driver, as in teeing off
drivepush, propel, or press with force
English > drive: 34 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningThe act of driving a herd of animals overland.
Narrowercattle driveDriving a bovine herd (as cows or bulls or steers)
Broadertransportation, transport, transfer, transferral, conveyanceThe act of moving something from one location to another
Catalanmenar
English > drive: 34 senses > noun 8, act
MeaningA journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile).
Example"he took the family for a drive in his new car"
Synonymride
NarrowerjoyrideA ride in a car taken solely for pleasure
liftA ride in a car
spinA short / short drive in a car
Broaderjourney, journeyingThe act of traveling from one place to another
Spanishpaseo en coche
Catalanpasseig, vol
Verbsdrivetravel or be transported in a vehicle
driveoperate or control a vehicle
drivecause someone or something to move by driving
drivemove by being propelled by a force
driveproceed along in a vehicle
drivework as a driver
drivehave certain properties when driven
English > drive: 34 senses > noun 9, state
MeaningA physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire.
Narrowerhunger, hungrinessA physiological need for food
hypoxiaoxygen deficiency causing a very strong drive to correct the deficiency
sex driveA physiological need for sexual activity
thirst, thirstinessA physiological need to drink
Broaderphysical condition, physiological state, physiological conditionThe condition or state of the body or bodily functions
Verbsdriveto compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly
English > drive: 34 senses > noun 10, artifact
Meaning(computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium.
Categorycomputer science, computingThe branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Partsspindle, mandrel, mandril, arborAny of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger / larger rotating parts
NarrowerCD-ROM driveA drive that is connected to a computer and on which a CD-ROM can be 'played'
CD driveA drive that reads a compact disc and that is connected to an audio system
RAM disk(computer science) a virtual drive that is created by setting aside part of the random-access memory to use as if it were a group of sectors
disk drive, disc drive, hard drive, Winchester drivecomputer hardware that holds and spins a magnetic or optical disk and reads and writes information on it
external driveA drive with its own power supply and fan mounted outside the computer system enclosure and connected to the computer by a cable
internal driveA drive mounted inside of a computer
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Spanishunidad
Catalanunitat
English > drive: 34 senses > noun 11, artifact
MeaningA wide scenic road planted with trees.
Example"the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views"
Synonymparkway
Broaderroad, routeAn open way (generally public) for travel or transportation / transportation
Spanishalameda, paseo, rambla, vial
Catalanpasseig, rambla, vial
Verbsdrivetravel or be transported in a vehicle
driveoperate or control a vehicle
drivecause someone or something to move by driving
drivemove by being propelled by a force
driveproceed along in a vehicle
drivework as a driver
drivehave certain properties when driven
English > drive: 34 senses > noun 12, act
Meaning(sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash).
Categorysquash, squash racquets, squash racketsA game / game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets
tennis, lawn tennisA game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court
Narrowerbackhand driveA hard straight return made on the backhand side
forehand drive(sports) hard straight return made on the forehand side (as in tennis or badminton or squash)
BroaderreturnA tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player
Catalandrive
Verbsdrivecause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force
drivehit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally
drivepush, propel, or press with force
English > drive: 34 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningoperate or control a vehicle.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey drive the car down the avenue
Examples
  • "drive a car or bus"
  • "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?"
CategorydrivingThe act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
NarrowercoachDrive a coach / coach
driveMove by being propelled by a force
test driveTest a vehicle by driving it
toolDrive
Broaderoperate, controlHandle and cause to function
Similar todrive, takeproceed along in a vehicle
driveWork as a driver
drive, rideHave certain properties when driven
Spanishconducir, guiar, impulsar, manejar
Catalanconduir, fer anar, impulsar, manejar
Nounsdrivea journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
drivea wide scenic road planted with trees
drivea road leading up to a private house
driverthe operator of a motor vehicle
drivingthe act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
English > drive: 34 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningtravel or be transported in a vehicle.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThey drive up the hill
Synonymmotor
CategorydrivingThe act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
EntailsrideBe carried or travel on or in a vehicle
Broadertransport, carryMove while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
travel, go, move, locomotechange location
Similar todrive, takeproceed along in a vehicle
Spanishconducir, impulsar, manejar
Catalanconduir, impulsar
Nounsdrivea journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
drivea wide scenic road planted with trees
drivea road leading up to a private house
English > drive: 34 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningCause someone or something to move by driving.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Narrowerdrive around, chauffeurDrive someone in a vehicle
pullSteer into a certain direction
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
See alsodrive outforce or drive out
drive out, drive away, drive offforce to go away
Similar todrive, takeproceed along in a vehicle
Spanishconducir, impulsar, manejar
Catalanconduir, impulsar
Nounsdrivea journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
drivea wide scenic road planted with trees
driverthe operator of a motor vehicle
English > drive: 34 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningForce into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Example "He drives me mad"
Synonymsforce, ram
Narrowertoe, toenailDrive obliquely
BroaderthrustPush forcefully
See alsodrive incause to penetrate, as with a circular motion
Similar todrivecompel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment
driveTo compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly
Spanishdirigir, forzar
Nounsdrivea series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
English > drive: 34 senses > verb 5, social
MeaningTo compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThey drive him to write the letter
Example"She is driven by her passion"
Broadercoerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, forceTo cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means
Similar todrivecompel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment
force, drive, ramForce into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
Spanishimpulsar
Nounsdrivea physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
English > drive: 34 senses > verb 6, contact
MeaningCause to move back / back by force or influence.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsrepel, repulse, force back, push back, beat back
Broaderpush, forceMove with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
Oppositeattract, pull, pull in, draw, draw indirect toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
Similar todriveCause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force
Spanishrepeler, repulsar
Catalanrepel·lir
Nounsdrivea series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
drivethe act of applying force to propel something
English > drive: 34 senses > verb 7, creation
Meaningcompel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
Broadermakecompel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way
Similar todriveTo compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly
force, drive, ramForce into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
Spanishimpulsar
Nounsdrivea series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
English > drive: 34 senses > verb 8, contact
MeaningPush, propel, or press with force.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThe horses drive across the field
Example"Drive a nail into the wall"
Broaderpropel, impelCause to move forward with force
Spanishpropulsar
Nounsdrivehitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
drive(sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
driversomeone who drives animals that pull a vehicle
drivingthe act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
English > drive: 34 senses > verb 9, contact
MeaningCause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"drive the ball far out into the field"
BroaderthrowPropel through the air
Similar todrivestrike with a driver, as in teeing off
repel, drive, repulse, force back, push back, beat backCause to move back / back by force or influence
Nounsdrivehitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
drive(sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
English > drive: 34 senses > verb 10, social
Meaningstrive and make an effort to reach / reach a goal / goal.
PatternSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Synonymstug, labor, labour, push
Narrowerstrive, reach, strainTo exert much effort or energy
Broaderfight, strugglemake a strenuous or labored effort
Similar topush, bear onPress, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action
Spanishhacer trabajar mucho, laborar, matarse trabajando, presionar, trabajar duro
Nounsdrivea series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
English > drive: 34 senses > verb 11, communication
MeaningMove into a desired direction of discourse.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymsget, aim
Broadermean, intendmean or intend to express or convey
Nounsdriftthe pervading meaning / meaning or tenor
drifta general tendency to change (as of opinion)
drivea series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
English > drive: 34 senses > verb 12, stative
MeaningHave certain properties when driven.
PatternSomething ----s Adjective/Noun
ModelThese cars won't drive
Example "My new truck drives well"
Synonymride
Similar todriveoperate or control a vehicle
rideBe carried or travel on or in a vehicle
Spanishconducirse, impulsar, llevarse
Catalanimpulsar
Nounsdrivea journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
drivea wide scenic road planted with trees
drivea road leading up to a private house
English > drive: 34 senses > verb 13, social
MeaningWork as a driver.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Examples
  • "He drives a bread truck"
  • "She drives for the taxi company in Newark"
Broaderwork, do workBe employed
Similar todriveoperate or control a vehicle
Spanishconducir, manejar
Nounsdrivea journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
drivea wide scenic road planted with trees
drivea road leading up to a private house
driverthe operator of a motor vehicle
English > drive: 34 senses > verb 14, motion
MeaningMove by being propelled by a force.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
NarrowerpullMove into a certain direction
Broaderdriveoperate or control a vehicle
travel, go, move, locomotechange location
Nounsdrivea journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
drivea wide scenic road planted with trees
drivea road leading up to a private house
English > drive: 34 senses > verb 15, motion
Meaningurge forward.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"drive the cows into the barn"
NarrowermushDrive (a team of dogs or a dogsled)
Broaderpush, forceMove with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
English > drive: 34 senses > verb 16, motion
Meaningproceed along in a vehicle.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"We drive the turnpike to work"
Synonymtake
CategorydrivingThe act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
Broadertraverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut acrossTravel across or pass over
Similar todrive, motortravel or be transported in a vehicle
driveoperate or control a vehicle
driveCause someone or something to move by driving
Spanishimpulsar
Catalanimpulsar
Nounsdrivea journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
drivea wide scenic road planted with trees
drivea road leading up to a private house
English > drive: 34 senses > verb 17, contact
Meaningstrike with a driver, as in teeing off.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"drive a golf ball"
Categorygolf, golf gameA game / game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes
BroaderhitCause to move by striking
Similar todriveCause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force
driveHit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally
Spanishconducir, enviar un drive
Nounsdrive, drivinghitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
drivera golf club (a wood) with a near / near vertical face that is used for hitting long shots from the tee
drivera golfer who hits the golf ball with a driver
English > drive: 34 senses > verb 18, contact
MeaningHit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"drive a ball"
Categorysport, athleticsAn active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
BroaderhitCause to move by striking
Similar todrivestrike with a driver, as in teeing off
Nounsdrive(sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
English > drive: 34 senses > verb 19, contact
MeaningExcavate horizontally.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"drive a tunnel"
Categorymining, excavationThe act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
Broaderexcavate, dig, hollowRemove the inner part or the core of
Nounsdrifta horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine
English > drive: 34 senses > verb 20, consumption
MeaningCause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling.
PatternSomething ----s something
Examples
  • "The amplifier drives the tube"
  • "steam drives the engines"
  • "this device drives the disks for the computer"
BroaderpowerSupply the force or power for the functioning of
Nounsdrivea mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
driver(computer science) a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device
English > drive: 34 senses > verb 21, competition
Meaning(hunting) search for game.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"drive the forest"
Categoryhunt, huntingThe pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport
Broaderhunt, run, hunt down, track downpursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
Similar todrive(hunting) chase from cover into more open ground
English > drive: 34 senses > verb 22, competition
Meaning(hunting) chase from cover into more open ground.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"drive the game"
Categoryhunt, huntingThe pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport
Broaderhunt, run, hunt down, track downpursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
Similar todrive(hunting) search for game

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