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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drive  \Drive\,  v.  t. 
  Specif.,  in  various  games,  as  tennis,  baseball,  etc.,  to 
  propel  (the  ball)  swiftly  by  a  direct  stroke  or  forcible 
  throw. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drive  \Drive\,  n. 
  1.  In  various  games,  as  tennis,  cricket,  etc.,  the  act  of 
  player  who  drives  the  ball;  the  stroke  or  blow;  the  flight 
  of  the  ball,  etc.,  so  driven. 
 
  2.  (Golf)  A  stroke  from  the  tee,  generally  a  full  shot  made 
  with  a  driver;  also  the  distance  covered  by  such  a 
  stroke. 
 
  6.  An  implement  used  for  driving;  as: 
  a  A  mallet. 
  b  A  tamping  iron. 
  c  A  cooper's  hammer  for  driving  on  barrel  hoops. 
  d  A  wooden-headed  golf  club  with  a  long  shaft,  for 
  playing  the  longest  strokes.  [Webster  1913  Suppl.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drive  \Drive\,  v.  i.  (Golf) 
  To  make  a  drive,  or  stroke  from  the  tee. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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[=i]fan;  akin  to  OS 
  dr[=i]ban,  D.  drijven,  OHG.  tr[=i]ban,  G.  treiben  Icel. 
  dr[=i]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 
 
  A  storm  came  on  and  drove  them  into  Pylos.  --Jowett 
  (Thucyd.  ). 
 
  Shield  pressed  on  shield,  and  man  drove  man  along 
  --Pope. 
 
  Go  drive  the  deer  and  drag  the  finny  prey.  --Pope. 
 
  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. 
 
  How  .  .  .  proud  he  was  to  drive  such  a  brother! 
  --Thackeray. 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  4.  To  carry  or  to  keep  in  motion;  to  conduct;  to  prosecute. 
  [Now  used  only  colloquially.]  --Bacon. 
 
  The  trade  of  life  can  not  be  driven  without 
  partners.  --Collier. 
 
  5.  To  clear,  by  forcing  away  what  is  contained. 
 
  To  drive  the  country,  force  the  swains  away 
  --Dryden. 
 
  6.  (Mining)  To  dig  Horizontally;  to  cut  a  horizontal  gallery 
  or  tunnel.  --Tomlinson. 
 
  7.  To  pass  away  --  said  of  time.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  Note:  Drive,  in  all  its  senses  implies  forcible  or  violent 
  action  It  is  the  reverse  of  to  lead.  To  drive  a  body 
  is  to  move  it  by  applying  a  force  behind;  to  lead  is  to 
  cause  to  move  by  applying  the  force  before  or  in 
  front.  It  takes  a  variety  of  meanings,  according  to  the 
  objects  by  which  it  is  followed;  as  to  drive  an 
  engine,  to  direct  and  regulate  its  motions;  to  drive 
  logs,  to  keep  them  in  the  current  of  a  river  and  direct 
  them  in  their  course;  to  drive  feathers  or  down  to 
  place  them  in  a  machine,  which  by  a  current  of  air, 
  drives  off  the  lightest  to  one  end  and  collects  them 
  by  themselves.  ``My  thrice-driven  bed  of  down.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drive  \Drive\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  rush  and  press  with  violence;  to  move  furiously. 
 
  Fierce  Boreas  drove  against  his  flying  sails. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  Under  cover  of  the  night  and  a  driving  tempest. 
  --Prescott. 
 
  Time  driveth  onward  fast  And  in  a  little  while  our 
  lips  are  dumb.  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  To  be  forced  along  to  be  impelled;  to  be  moved  by  any 
  physical  force  or  agent;  to  be  driven. 
 
  The  hull  drives  on  though  mast  and  sail  be  torn. 
  --Byron. 
 
  The  chaise  drives  to  Mr  Draper's  chambers. 
  --Thackeray. 
 
  3.  To  go  by  carriage;  to  pass  in  a  carriage;  to  proceed  by 
  directing  or  urging  on  a  vehicle  or  the  animals  that  draw 
  it  as  the  coachman  drove  to  my  door. 
 
  4.  To  press  forward;  to  aim  or  tend,  to  a  point;  to  make  an 
  effort;  to  strive;  --  usually  with  at 
 
  Let  them  therefore  declare  what  carnal  or  secular 
  interest  he  drove  at  --South. 
 
  5.  To  distrain  for  rent.  [Obs.] 
 
  {To  let  drive},  to  aim  a  blow;  to  strike  with  force;  to 
  attack.  ``Four  rogues  in  buckram  let  drive  at  me.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drive  \Drive\  (dr[imac]v),  p.  p. 
  Driven.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drive  \Drive\  (dr[imac]v),  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  driving;  a  trip  or  an  excursion  in  a  carriage, 
  as  for  exercise  or  pleasure;  --  distinguished  from  a  ride 
  taken  on  horseback. 
 
  2.  A  place  suitable  or  agreeable  for  driving;  a  road  prepared 
  for  driving. 
 
  3.  Violent  or  rapid  motion;  a  rushing  onward  or  away  esp.,  a 
  forced  or  hurried  dispatch  of  business. 
 
  The  Murdstonian  drive  in  business.  --M.  Arnold. 
 
  4.  In  type  founding  and  forging,  an  impression  or  matrix, 
  formed  by  a  punch  drift. 
 
  5.  A  collection  of  objects  that  are  driven;  a  mass  of  logs  to 
  be  floated  down  a  river.  [Colloq.] 
 
  Syn:  See  {Ride}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  drive 
  n  1:  the  act  of  applying  force  to  propel  something  "after 
  reaching  the  desired  velocity  the  drive  is  cut  off" 
  [syn:  {thrust},  {driving  force}] 
  2:  a  mechanism  by  which  force  or  power  is  transmitted  in  a 
  machine;  "a  variable  speed  drive  permitted  operation 
  through  a  range  of  speeds" 
  3:  a  series  of  actions  advancing  a  principle  or  tending  toward 
  a  particular  end  "he  supported  populist  campaigns";  "they 
  worked  in  the  cause  of  world  peace";  "the  team  was  ready 
  for  a  drive  toward  the  pennant";  "the  movement  to  end 
  slavery";  "contributed  to  the  war  effort"  [syn:  {campaign}, 
  {cause},  {crusade},  {movement},  {effort}] 
  4:  a  road  leading  up  to  a  private  house;  "they  parked  in  the 
  driveway"  [syn:  {driveway},  {private  road}] 
  5:  the  trait  of  being  highly  motivated;  "his  drive  and  energy 
  exhausted  his  co-workers" 
  6:  hitting  a  golf  ball  off  of  a  tee  with  a  driver;  "he  sliced 
  his  drive  out  of  bounds"  [syn:  {driving}] 
  7:  the  act  of  driving  a  herd  of  animals  overland 
  8:  a  journey  in  a  vehicle  driven  by  someone  else;  "he  took  the 
  family  for  a  drive  in  his  new  car"  [syn:  {ride}] 
  9:  a  physiological  state  corresponding  to  a  strong  need  or 
  desire 
  10:  (computer  science)  a  device  that  writes  data  onto  or  reads 
  data  from  a  storage  medium 
  11:  a  wide  scenic  road  planted  with  trees;  "the  riverside  drive 
  offers  many  exciting  scenic  views"  [syn:  {parkway}] 
  12:  a  hard  straight  return  (as  in  tennis  or  squash) 
  v  1:  operate  a  vehicle;  "drive  a  car  or  bus" 
  2:  travel  in  a  vehicle  [syn:  {motor}] 
  3:  cause  someone  or  something  to  move  by  driving;  "She  drove  me 
  to  school  every  day";  "We  drove  the  car  to  the  garage" 
  4:  physical  or  metaphorical,  as  in  "She  rammed  her  mind  into 
  focus"  [syn:  {force},  {run},  {ram}] 
  5:  to  compel  or  force  or  urge  relentlessly  or  exert  coercive 
  pressure  on  "She  is  driven  by  her  passion" 
  6:  cause  to  move  back  by  force  or  influence;  "repel  the  enemy"; 
  "push  back  the  urge  to  smoke";  "beat  back  the  invaders" 
  [syn:  {repel},  {repulse},  {force  back},  {push  back},  {beat 
  back}]  [ant:  {attract}] 
  7:  compel  somebody  to  do  something  often  against  his  own  will 
  or  judgment;  "She  finally  drove  him  to  change  jobs" 
  8:  push  or  propel;  "Drive  the  cows  into  the  stable" 
  9:  cause  to  move  rapidly  by  striking  or  throwing  with  force; 
  "drive  the  ball  far  out  into  the  field" 
  10:  exert  oneself;  "She  tugged  for  years  to  make  a  decent 
  living"  [syn:  {tug},  {labor},  {labour},  {push}] 
  11:  move  into  a  certain  direction;  of  a  car  "The  van  pulled  up" 
  [syn:  {pull}] 
  12:  move  into  a  desired  direction  of  discourse;  "What  are  you 
  driving  at?"  [syn:  {get},  {aim}] 
  13:  have  certain  properties  when  driven;  "This  car  rides 
  smoothly";  "My  new  truck  drives  well"  [syn:  {ride}] 
  14:  "The  car  was  driving  down  the  road";  "The  convertible  tooled 
  down  the  street"  [syn:  {tool}] 
  15:  strike  (the  ball)  with  a  driver,  as  in  teeing  off  in  golf 
  16:  hit  (a  ball)  very  hard  and  straight,  as  (in  cricket)  with 
  the  bat  swinging  more  or  less  vertically 
  17:  excavate  horizontally,  in  mining 
  18:  cause  to  function;  "The  amplifier  drives  the  tube" 
  19:  search  (an  area)  for  game 
  20:  chase  (game)  from  cover  into  more  open  ground 




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