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Definition of drive:

  1. A collection of objects that are driven; a mass of logs to be floated down a river.
  2. A cooper's hammer for driving on barrel hoops.
  3. A mallet.
  4. A place suitable or agreeable for driving; a road prepared for driving.
  5. A stroke from the tee, generally a full shot made with a driver; also, the distance covered by such a stroke.
  6. A tamping iron.
  7. A wooden- headed golf club with a long shaft, for playing the longest strokes.
  8. An implement used for driving;
  9. Driven.
  10. In type founding and forging, an impression or matrix, formed by a punch drift.
  11. 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.
  12. Specif., in various games, as tennis, baseball, etc., to propel ( the ball) swiftly by a direct stroke or forcible throw.
  13. The act of driving; a trip or an excursion in a carriage, as for exercise or pleasure; - distinguished from a ride taken on horseback.
  14. To be forced along; to be impelled; to be moved by any physical force or agent; to be driven.
  15. To carry or; to keep in motion; to conduct; to prosecute.
  16. To clear, by forcing away what is contained.
  17. To dig Horizontally; to cut a horizontal gallery or tunnel.
  18. To distrain for rent.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. To make a drive, or stroke from the tee.
  22. To pass away; - said of time.
  23. To press forward; to aim, or tend, to a point; to make an effort; to strive; - usually with at.
  24. To rush and press with violence; to move furiously.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. Violent or rapid motion; a rushing onward or away; esp., a forced or hurried dispatch of business.


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