driving

noun
1. hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
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he sliced his drive out of bounds

Syn: ↑drive
Derivationally related forms: ↑drive, ↑drive (for: ↑drive)
Hypernyms: ↑golf stroke, ↑golf shot, ↑swing
2. the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
Derivationally related forms: ↑drive
Members of this Topic:
Hypernyms: ↑travel, ↑traveling, ↑travelling, ↑steering, ↑guidance, ↑direction
Hyponyms: ↑motoring
adjective
1. having the power of driving or impelling (Freq. 2)
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a driving personal ambition

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the driving force was his innate enthusiasm

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an impulsive force

Syn: ↑impulsive
Similar to: ↑dynamic, ↑dynamical
Derivationally related forms: ↑impel (for: ↑impulsive)
2. acting with vigor
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responsibility turned the spoiled playboy into a driving young executive

Similar to: ↑energetic

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • driving — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having a controlling influence: the driving force behind the plan. 2) being blown by the wind with great force: driving rain. ● in the driving seat Cf. ↑in the driving seat …   English terms dictionary

  • driving — [drī′viŋ] adj. 1. transmitting force or motion 2. moving with force and violence [a driving rain] 3. vigorous; energetic [a driving jazz solo] n. the way one drives an automobile, etc …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • driving — index compelling, important (urgent), impulsive (impelling), insistent Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • driving — [adj] forceful active, compelling, dynamic, energetic, enterprising, galvanic, impellent, lively, propulsive, sweeping, urging, vigorous, violent; concept 540 Ant. unforceful, weak, wimpy …   New thesaurus

  • Driving — For other uses, see Driving (disambiguation). Driving is the controlled operation and movement of a land vehicle, such as a car, truck or bus. Although direct operation of a bicycle and a mounted animal are commonly referred to as riding, such… …   Wikipedia

  • driving — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ good, safe ▪ a new campaign to promote safe driving ▪ aggressive, bad, careless, dangerous, erratic …   Collocations dictionary

  • driving — driv|ing1 [ˈdraıvıŋ] n [U] the activity of driving a car, truck etc ▪ driving lessons ▪ He was charged with causing death by dangerous driving . ▪ hazardous driving conditions (=weather that makes driving dangerous) →in the driving seat at ↑seat1 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • driving — /ˈdraɪvɪŋ / (say druyving) verb 1. present participle of drive. –adjective 2. energetic or active: a driving personality. 3. violent; having tremendous force: a driving storm. 4. relaying or transmitting power: the driving engine. 5. rhythmic;… …   Australian English dictionary

  • driving — adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. communicating force < a driving wheel > b. exerting pressure < a driving influence > 2. a. having great force < a driving rain > < a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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