1. The act of applying force to propel something (synset 100104654)
    "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"
  2. A mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine (synset 103247698)
    "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 (synset 100799906)
    "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"
  4. A road leading up to a private house (synset 103249091)
    "they parked in the driveway"
  5. The trait of being highly motivated (synset 104842955)
    "his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers"
  6. Hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver (synset 100573526)
    "he sliced his drive out of bounds"
  7. The act of driving a herd of animals overland (synset 100318420)
  8. A journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile) (synset 100308457)
    "he took the family for a drive in his new car"
  9. A physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire (synset 114058780)
  10. (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium (synset 103247921)
  11. A wide scenic road planted with trees (synset 103247416)
    "the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views"
  12. (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash) (synset 100568081)
  1. Operate or control a vehicle (synset 201934845)
    "drive a car or bus"; "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?"
  2. Travel or be transported in a vehicle (synset 201934070)
    "We drove to the university every morning"; "They motored to London for the theater"
  3. Cause someone or something to move by driving (synset 202060895)
    "She drove me to school every day"; "We drove the car to the garage"
  4. Force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically (synset 201519166)
    "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad"
  5. To compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly (synset 202511007)
    "She is driven by her passion"
  6. Cause to move back by force or influence (synset 201508789)
    "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders"
  7. Compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment (synset 201649842)
    "She finally drove him to change jobs"
  8. Push, propel, or press with force (synset 201514891)
    "Drive a nail into the wall"
  9. Cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force (synset 201512216)
    "drive the ball far out into the field"
  10. Strive and make an effort to reach a goal (synset 202412046)
    "She tugged for years to make a decent living"; "We have to push a little to make the deadline!"; "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis"
  11. Move into a desired direction of discourse (synset 201028984)
    "What are you driving at?"
  12. Have certain properties when driven (synset 202748107)
    "This car rides smoothly"; "My new truck drives well"
  13. Work as a driver (synset 202413411)
    "He drives a bread truck"; "She drives for the taxi company in Newark"
  14. Move by being propelled by a force (synset 202061580)
    "The car drove around the corner"
  15. Urge forward (synset 201943412)
    "drive the cows into the barn"
  16. Proceed along in a vehicle (synset 201934453)
    "We drive the turnpike to work"
  17. Strike with a driver, as in teeing off (synset 201410558)
    "drive a golf ball"
  18. Hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally (synset 201410376)
    "drive a ball"
  19. Excavate horizontally (synset 201313624)
    "drive a tunnel"
  20. Cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling (synset 201184038)
    "The amplifier drives the tube"; "steam drives the engines"; "this device drives the disks for the computer"
  21. (hunting) search for game (synset 201145082)
    "drive the forest"
  22. (hunting) chase from cover into more open ground (synset 201144916)
    "drive the game"

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