Drive


Drive
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. [1913 Webster]

2. A place suitable or agreeable for driving; a road prepared for driving. [1913 Webster]

3. Violent or rapid motion; a rushing onward or away; esp., a forced or hurried dispatch of business. [1913 Webster]

The Murdstonian drive in business. --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster]

4. In type founding and forging, an impression or matrix, formed by a punch drift. [1913 Webster]

5. A collection of objects that are driven; a mass of logs to be floated down a river. [Colloq.]

Syn: See {Ride}. [1913 Webster]

6. a private road; a driveway. [PJC]

7. a strong psychological motivation to perform some activity. [PJC]

8. (Computers) a device for reading or writing data from or to a data storage medium, as a {disk drive}, a {tape drive}, a {CD drive}, etc. [PJC]

9. an organized effort by a group to accomplish a goal within a limited period of time; as, a fund-raising drive. [PJC]

10. a physiological function of an organism motivating it to perform specific behaviors; as, the sex drive. [PJC]

11. (Football) the period during which one team sustains movement of the ball toward the opponent's goal without losing possession of the ball; as, a long drive downfield. [PJC]

12. an act of driving a vehicle, especially an automobile; the journey undertaken by driving an automobile; as, to go for a drive in the country. [PJC]

13. the mechanism which causes the moving parts of a machine to move; as, a belt drive. [PJC]

14. the way in which the propulsive force of a vehicle is transmitted to the road; as, a car with four-wheel drive, front-wheel drive, etc. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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