Search Result for "driving":
1. hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver;
- Example: "he sliced his drive out of bounds"
[syn: drive, driving]
2. the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal;
1. having the power of driving or impelling;
- Example: "a driving personal ambition"
- Example: "the driving force was his innate enthusiasm"
- Example: "an impulsive force"
[syn: driving, impulsive]
2. acting with vigor;
- Example: "responsibility turned the spoiled playboy into a driving young executive"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
dynamical \dynamical\ adj. [Narrower terms: can-do; driving; energizing, energising, kinetic; forceful, slashing, vigorous; projectile; propellant, propellent, propelling, propulsive; renascent, resurgent; self-propelled, self-propelling; high-octane, high-powered, high-power, high-voltage] [WordNet 1.5] Dynamically \Dy*nam"ic*al*ly\, adv. In accordance with the principles of dynamics or moving forces. --J. Peile. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Drive \Drive\ (dr[imac]v), v. t. [imp. Drove (dr[=o]v), formerly Drave (dr[=a]v); p. p. Driven (dr[i^]v'n); p. pr. & vb. n. Driving.] [AS. dr[imac]fan; akin to OS. dr[imac]ban, D. drijven, OHG. tr[imac]ban, G. treiben, Icel. dr[imac]fa, Goth. dreiban. Cf. Drift, Drove.] 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. [1913 Webster] A storm came on and drove them into Pylos. --Jowett (Thucyd. ). [1913 Webster] Shield pressed on shield, and man drove man along. --Pope. [1913 Webster] Go drive the deer and drag the finny prey. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] How . . . proud he was to drive such a brother! --Thackeray. [1913 Webster] 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." --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 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. Sidney. [1913 Webster] 4. To carry or; to keep in motion; to conduct; to prosecute. [Now used only colloquially.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster] The trade of life can not be driven without partners. --Collier. [1913 Webster] 5. To clear, by forcing away what is contained. [1913 Webster] To drive the country, force the swains away. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 6. (Mining) To dig Horizontally; to cut a horizontal gallery or tunnel. --Tomlinson. [1913 Webster] 7. To pass away; -- said of time. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 8. Specif., in various games, as tennis, baseball, etc., to propel (the ball) swiftly by a direct stroke or forcible throw. [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. [PJC]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Driving \Driv"ing\, n. 1. The act of forcing or urging something along; the act of pressing or moving on furiously. [1913 Webster] 2. Tendency; drift. [R.] [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Driving \Driv"ing\, a. 1. Having great force of impulse; as, a driving wind or storm. [1913 Webster] 2. Communicating force; impelling; as, a driving shaft. [1913 Webster] Driving axle, the axle of a driving wheel, as in a locomotive. Driving box (Locomotive), the journal box of a driving axle. See Illust. of Locomotive. Driving note (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. Driving spring, a spring fixed upon the box of the driving axle of a locomotive engine to support the weight and deaden shocks. [Eng.] --Weale. Driving wheel (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. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
driving adj 1: having the power of driving or impelling; "a driving personal ambition"; "the driving force was his innate enthusiasm"; "an impulsive force" [syn: driving, impulsive] 2: acting with vigor; "responsibility turned the spoiled playboy into a driving young executive" n 1: hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver; "he sliced his drive out of bounds" [syn: drive, driving] 2: the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animalMoby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
151 Moby Thesaurus words for "driving": acid, action, active, actuating, advancing, adventuresome, adventurous, agency, aggressive, ambitious, animating, assailing, assaulting, attacking, automobiling, bicycling, biking, biting, blinding, busing, cat-and-doggish, causal, causative, charging, coactive, compelling, compulsatory, compulsive, compulsory, conduct, constraining, corrosive, cutting, cycling, direction, directive, drippy, drizzling, drizzly, drumming, dynamic, effective, enterprising, equitation, execution, exercise, forceful, forcible, functioning, go-ahead, gripping, gutsy, handling, holding, horseback riding, horsemanship, hustling, impellent, impelling, imperative, imperious, impressive, impulsive, in motion, incisive, incursionary, incursive, inducive, invading, invasionary, invasive, irresistible, irruptive, lively, management, manipulation, misty, misty-moisty, mizzly, mobile, mordant, motile, motivating, motivational, motive, motor, motorcycling, motoring, moving, nervous, obsessing, obsessional, obsessive, occupation, operancy, operation, pedaling, pelting, penetrating, performance, performing, piercing, pluvial, pluviose, pluvious, poignant, possessing, pouring, powerful, practice, preoccupying, pressing, propellant, propelling, propulsive, propulsory, pulsive, punchy, pushful, pushing, pushy, rainy, responsibility, restraining, riding, running, sensational, shoving, showery, sinewed, sinewy, slashing, steering, stirring, streaming, striking, strong, telling, thrusting, transitional, traveling, trenchant, up-and-coming, urgent, venturesome, venturous, vigorous, vital, work, working, workings